Entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States, to be regulators, or impersonate genuine firms.
The PAUSE Program lists entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States in their solicitation of investors. The PAUSE Program also lists entities that impersonate genuine U.S. registered securities firms as well as fictitious regulators, governmental agencies, or international organizations.
You should be aware that the PAUSE lists do not include all unregistered entities, impersonators of genuine firms, fake regulators, or entities that have been the subject of complaints received by the SEC. Also, you should understand that the inclusion of a name on these lists does not mean that the SEC has concluded that a violation of the US securities laws has occurred or that the SEC has made any judgment about the merits of the securities being offered by these entities.
You can view the official SEC release describing and providing more details about this list. If you have information, questions or comments about the entities on this list, submit a question or complaint to the SEC.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (United States)
|in Warrants and Criminal Entities · OpenSanctions Default
|www.sec.gov · HTML
|· updated daily
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|Target names text file
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The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:
|Welborn Capital & Partners LLC, a.k.a. Welborn Capital (sic) LLC, a.k.a. Welborn Capital Partners Inc.
|United States Securities Regulatory Commission (sic)
|SWFinvestguide Financial Services Inc.
|Global Alliance Insurance Company
|Pex Global Inc.
|Taylor Stuart Financial Inc.
|Hopewood and Company
|Glendale Management Group
|Mergers & Acquisitions Law Group
|Bit-Vaults Investments Ltd
|Transfer Securities Inc.