The SEC Has Issued An Investor Alert About Fraudsters Posing as Brokers.

The FBI Criminal Investigative Division and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued a warning of fraudsters falsely claiming to be registered with the SEC, FINRA or a state securities regulators. Methods such as "Spoofed Websites", fake Social Media accounts and falsifying documents are being used to lure investors into scams. There has also been cases where scammers impersonate real investment professionals who actually are registered with these organizations.