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Learn the CORE FOUR

Learning about investing starts with the CORE FOUR: Making Investments, Investing for Retirement, Choosing a Financial Professional, and Scams & Unsuitable Investments. All are available in Spanish.

Texas Investor Guide 2018

2018 Texas Investor Guide

The Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud is regularly updated with new information about investing and avoiding financial fraud. It is available in Spanish. For free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov.

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Investor Alert: Fraudulent Notice Falsely Claims Refunds Are Available from BitConnect Crypto Scam

A fraudulent notice that falsely claims to be from the Texas State Securities Board is telling people they can receive partial refunds of their investment in BitConnect , an overseas cryptocurrency company, by completing a refund form and submitting a $250 fee.

"This false page is an...

Commissioner Acts to Stop Crypto Promoter's Second Scheme

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an emergency action Nov. 27 to stop an investment offering by a cryptocurrency promoter who previously sold a digital currency that lost 99% of its value.

The Emergency Cease and Desist Order alleges that Mark Steven Royer of Del Mar,...

North Texas Developer Indicted for Alleged $17 Million Real Estate Fraud

Phillip Michael Carter of Frisco was arrested Nov. 13 to face state fraud charges in connection with raising $17.5 million from nearly 100 Texas investors – many of them elderly – for real estate development projects in North Texas.

Shelley Noel Carter , Phillip Carter’s wife, was...

Dallas Adviser to Pay $52,569 in Fines and Reimbursed Fees

Brazos Securities Inc. of Dallas will pay a $20,000 fine to the State of Texas and pay $32,569 to a client who was charged excessive fees after being moved to an investment advisory account at the firm.

The Disciplinary Order , which Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered...

About the Texas Securities Board

Our Mission

The State Securities Board is responsible for administering and enforcing the Texas Securities Act. The mission of the State Securities Board is to protect Texas investors. Consistent with that purpose, the Agency seeks to ensure a free and competitive securities market for Texas, increase investor confidence, and thereby encourage the formation of capital and the creation of new jobs in Texas.

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