Tag: Impersonation

Beware of Communications Falsely Appearing to Come from the SEC – Investor Alert | Investor.gov

We are aware that several individuals recently received phone calls or voicemail messages that appeared to be from an SEC phone number.  The calls and messages raised purported concerns about unauthorized transactions or other suspicious activity in the recipients’ checking or cryptocurrency accounts.  These phone calls and voicemail messages are in no way connected to the SEC.  If you receive…

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced For International Email Impersonation And Fraud Scam | USAO-MA | Department of Justice

From at least April 2016 through January 2018, Cedeno conspired with others to defraud victims by pretending to be employees of the SEC, demanding money from victims and directing them to send it to members of the conspiracy, including Cedeno, who was then living in Ocoee, Fla. The conspirators who received the money generally withdrew it from bank accounts quickly,…

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