Officials warn seniors they are high risk for fraudulent investment opportunities

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 9:05 p.m. MDT

9) Bad advice or from investment advisers — The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act transferred mid-sized investment advisers to primary supervision by Utah state regulators, rather than the SEC. Utah’s Division of Securities has already begun working with these mid-sized investment advisers, assisting them in complying with state registration requirements and applying already robust examination programs.

10) Foreign funds for visas scheme — Commonly known as an EB-5 Investment-for-Visa Scheme, investors are often told this is a “safe” investment due to an influx of foreign cash. Investors considering any enterprise with an EB-5 should make sure to obtain full information on every component of the venture, including all funding sources and the background of all promoters.

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