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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.

The Year 2020

Pre-Order the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Texas Investor Guide

We're accepting pre-orders for the 2020 Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud. It's the 10th Anniversary Edition, no less. For free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov. We anticipate starting to mail copies on Jan. 15.

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Hearing Set on Alleged Fraud by Fort Worth Oilman

A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding an emergency order alleging fraud by Michael E. Patman and Woodland Resources LLC in selling working interests in oil well-drilling projects.

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles on July...

State Securities Board, Carrollton Police Raid Investment Business of Convicted Felon

The State Securities Board and the Carrollton Police Department on Nov. 21 raided the Carrollton-based investment business of Robert Joseph Mangiafico Jr. (right), a career criminal currently on parole from a 40-year prison sentence for stealing $655,000 from elderly widows in the Dallas area...

Orders Target Company Offering 'Bulletproof' Guarantee for Oil and Gas Investments

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered three emergency orders on Nov. 22 against Timeless Protect LLC , a company that claims it is erasing the risk in oil and gas offerings being marketed to investors in Texas.

Timeless Protect, with offices in Florida and Ontario, Canada...

Bitter Brew: Houston-Area Adviser Must Repay $366,218 to Coffee Shop Investors

Jason Hyson LeBlanc , an investment adviser representative for Vere Global Wealth Management , has been ordered to repay $366,218 to individuals who bought promissory notes he sold to fund a Fort Bend County coffee shop.

LeBlanc’s wife was a part-owner of the coffee shop, located in...

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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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