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Karen Tyler

ND Securities Department
600 East Boulevard Avenue
State Capitol, 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0510
Phone: (701)-328-2910
Toll Free: (800)-297-5124
Fax: (701)-328-2946
Grafton Office
701 W 6th Street, #312
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-4592

Investor Education & Resources

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Cryptocurrencies burst into the investing mainstream in 2017 as the values of some virtual coins and tokens skyrocketed, led by Bitcoin. Mainstream media now feature daily coverage of new cryptocurrencies, coin exchanges, and related investment products. Stories of “crypto millionaires” have attracted some investors to try their hand at investing in cryptocurrencies or crypto-related investments. But stories of those who bet big and lost are now starting to appear.

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The complete top ten (10) financial products and practices that threatened to trap trusting investors in 2013.

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When you are presented with an investment opportunity, the North Dakota Department of Securities encourages all investors to thoroughly investigate.  Before you meet with or invest any money with a financial professional or firm, request a FREE background check from us.

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Teachers are committed to providing students a strong financial education.  Knowledge is the key to opening the doors to a successful financial future.  Valuable resources are provided to assist teachers with the instruction of how to secure a good financial future.

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North Dakota Securities Department is committed to educate and protect North Dakota’s growing senior population.  Learn self-defense tips on protecting your money and review educational resources and publications.

Welcome to North Dakota Securities Department Investor Education and Resources

Educating consumers on the importance of wise saving and investing and preparing for their retirement needs is a priority of the North Dakota Securities Department.   Investors who are uninformed face the greatest risk of falling victim to an investment scam or con artist. A well-informed investor is usually a well-protected investor.

This section of our website is a comprehensive resource for North Dakotans to learn about investing wisely, avoiding fraud and exercising their rights as investors. This website offers educational information, publications, and links to additional resources for everyone.

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Century Code

N.D.C.C. 10-04 - Securities Act

The North Dakota Securities Department administers and enforces the North Dakota Securities Act, N.D.C.C. Chapter 10-04, by registering securities; reviewing exemptions; issuing no-action letters and interpretive opinions; and licensing broker-dealers and their agents, and investment advisers and their representatives.  The Securities Department investigates complaints alleging violations of the Securities Act and rules and if violations are found, the Securities Commissioner may bring an administrative or civil action or make a referral for criminal prosecution.