Promissory Notes Not Living Up To Promise

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) offers some sound advice when it comes to Promissory Notes. Promissory notes often appear as an attractive alternative to stocks and bonds during this tough economic climate. However, investors need to beware of several problems prior to investing. A promissory note is a type of debt that a company…

Prime Capital Services, a New York-Based Firm, Charged With Fraudulent And Unsuitable Sales of Variable Annuities to Florida Senior Citizens

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Prime Capital Services (PCS), a New York-Based Firm, has been charged with luring Florida senior citizens through free-lunch seminars to buy variable annuities which were unsuitable for these individuals. The SEC states that PCS is a registered broker-dealer that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilman Ciocia, Inc.…

IRS AGENT OFFERS WORDS OF CAUTION

Andre Martin, a special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation Washington Field Office which covers the virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. area, has published, in The Tidewater News, some wise words of caution to all regarding tax scams and schemes that we should beware of. Martin offers this advice in hopes…

SEC Charges Alabama Broker-Dealer Aura Financial For Churning And Other Violations

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) press release, the SEC and the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) have charged Aura Financial Services, Inc. (Aura), a Birmingham, Alabama based broker-dealer, with churning of custormer accounts, “widespread supervisory failures” and other securities violations. The SEC and ASC believe that the actions of Aura, including several senior…