Category: protecting investors

Using Debt to Buy Bitcoin is a Bad Idea

Dec 15, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Joseph Borg, the president of the North American Securities Administrators Association and director of the Alabama Securities Commission, reported on CNBC this week that he had seen “mortgages being taken out to buy Bitcoin. People do credit cards [and] equity lines.” Investing with Borrowed Funds Is Risky Bitcoin, which briefly topped $19,000 on exchanges last week, has been aptly named “crypto tulips” by skeptics and “undervalued” by bullish investors. No […]

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How to Distinguish the Real FEMA from Fraudsters Posing as FEMA After a Hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

A natural disaster can bring out the very best in people and hurricane Irma is no exception. As soon as the winds died down, individuals, communities, and charitable organizations rallied together to take care of those most affected. Unfortunately, a natural disaster can also bring out the worst in people. For every person offering a helping hand, there may be an unscrupulous individual scheming to benefit from the event. For […]

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