Some investor alerts have been in the news lately, including those recently issued, and those re-issued to warn folks of continuing threats or issues as seen by the regulators. Here's a few:
FINRA Investor Alert: Viral Disease Stock Scams. FINRA has issued an investor alert addressing viral disease stock scams, in light of recent world news reports on diseases, including the ebola outbreak.
The SEC has issued an investor alert concerning marijuana-related investments. This alert follows certain stock trading suspensions imposed by the SEC involving marijuana-related companies due to the lack of publicly available information on the companies, as well as potential illegal activity, according to the SEC.
The SEC has also issued an alert concerning unregistered offerings, seeking to advice investors on how to detect a scam. Unregistered offerings (private placements) have been on the rise, and regulators, it seems, are concerned about ensuring that investors have adequate information to make informed, knowledgeable decisions about whether to invest.
Finally, the SEC has issued an investor alert on social media and investing, seeking to to "warn investors about fraudsters who may attempt to manipulate share prices by using social media to spread false or misleading information about stocks."