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Red Flags That the Crowdfunding Deal Is A Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy published 10 red flags to tip you off that the private placement you are looking at could be a scam, including: a claim of high returns with little risk; … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Regs Hold Some Surprises

Upon review of the SEC’s proposed crowd funding regulations released this week, I found a number if items that could be problematic for companies that thought they would have a relatively easy time raising funds using the new Section 4(a)(6) … Continue reading

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Place Your Bet…

So, the argument goes, since gambling is legal, why shouldn’t the investing public be able to crowdfund? Crowdfunding, according to this theory, is less risky than roulette since the funding portals will ensure quality offerings, risks in this arena are … Continue reading

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