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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 fully updated with new information about investing and how to avoid financial fraud. It is also available in Spanish. For free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov.

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Russian Promoters, Offshore Crypto Bank Targeted in Orders

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles took emergency action Sept. 18 to stop the fraudulent offerings of investments in three separate schemes involving cryptocurrencies.

Commissioner Iles entered separate emergency cease and desist orders against Coins Miner Investment Ltd. , a...

States Continue Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Investments

U.S. state and Canadian securities regulators, continuing their crackdown on questionable cryptocurrency-related investments, have taken 47 enforcement actions against fraudulent investment promoters and opened more than 200 investigations since May 1.

The North American Securities...

South Texas Investment Promoter Gets 25-Year Sentence for Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud

Gabriel Claudio Jr., who stole millions of dollars from clients of his illegitimate financial services firm in Corpus Christi, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison on Aug. 7 and ordered to pay $2,795,254 in restitution to investors.

Claudio was sentenced in the 79th District Court...

Emergency Action Taken Under Vulnerable Adult Financial Exploitation Law

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order August 6 against a computer repairman who transferred nearly $28,000 from a financial account of an 88-year-old resident of Del Rio.

The cease and desist order is the first action taken by the...

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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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