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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 Alerts

North Dakota Securities Department Investor Alerts

The North Dakota Securities Department provides a variety of educational resources to educate and address problems you may face as an investor. Our Investor Alerts focus on recent investment frauds and scams and issued for your protection.   Additional alerts and bulletins are provided on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) websites identified below as a service to investors.  

If you have any questions concerning a particular alert, please contact the North Dakota Securities Department.

Nov 12 2019 Informed Investor Advisory: Affinity Fraud

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May 17 2018 Be Cautious of the Crypto Investment Craze

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...

May 17 2018 What to Know about ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are attracting investors interested in new trends in technology investing. Regulation of ICOs is evolving and complex.

Jan 04 2018 Securities Commissioner Reminds Investors to Approach Cryptocurrency with Caution

Bismarck, ND, January 4, 2018— With cryptocurrencies continuing to attract headlines, Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler today reminded North Dakota investors to be cautious about investments involving...

Aug 30 2016 EB-5 Fraud: Immigrant Investors Beware

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May 26 2016 Investor Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Internet has become an inexpensive and easy way for individuals and businesses to raise money.

May 26 2016 Small Business Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a series of legislative provisions intended to facilitate capital formation in the United States, was signed into law in 2012. This legislation included the CROWDFUND...

May 18 2016 Master Limited Partnerships--An Introduction

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors understand Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs.  Because investing in an MLP may...


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