Fraud Crowdfunding

Fraud is the making of false representations or engaging in deceptive behavior in order to unlawfully secure financial or personal gain. 
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First fraud action against Kickstarter crowdfunding project - #crowdfunding

Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson has brought an action against a Tennessee company that allegedly failed to deliver the products that were promised to backers of the company’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. ...more

Setting the Stage for 2014: SEC Announces Exam Priorities

Pay attention to this one. Earlier this month, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination issued its annual list of 2014 examination priorities for a variety of financial institutions including investment...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 28, 2013

Joint Release on QM Fair Lending Risks - On October 22, the Fed, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and OCC issued a joint statement to address industry questions on fair lending risks associated with offering only qualified mortgages. ...more

Crowdfunding And JOBS Act News Roundup – May 31, 2013

President Obama has nominated a pair of Senate aids to be SEC Commissioners. Dr. Michael Piwowar is the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, a position he has held since 2009. ...more

Crowdfunding And JOBS Act News Roundup – April 26, 2013

On Thursday the SEC sent out a press release captioned “SEC Seeks to Halt Scheme Raising Investor Funds Under Guise of JOBS Act.” The action doesn’t really have anything to do with the JOBS Act, as in the sense that it seeks...more

State Regulators Release List of Top Investor Frauds

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently revealed its annual list of financial products and practices that pose the highest risks to investors. The list includes several new threats as well as...more

The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding – Letting Go

President Obama is scheduled to sign the JOBS (Jump Start Online Business Startups) Act today that includes provisions to relax the rules on raising capital for equity to allow for crowdfunding. See, sometimes the...more

Crowdfunding and Mc Henry's Own Reg D Fraud

“Crowdfunding,” a job-creation panacea-of-the-month buzzword, is being peddled under the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930) and extolled by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) as having “very strong investor...more

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