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FINTECH FRAUD: WITH INNOVATION COMES EXPLOITATION
02/19/2018

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently published new survey that warns investors of risk and fraud with the advancement of financial technologies (fintech) including cyrptocurrency, blockchain technology, robo-advisors andthe technological innovations shaping new investment and financial products. The new survey of securities regulators underscores why regulators, the industry and investors, especially Millennials, must step up to be vigilant amid the rapid pace of development spurred by advances in fintech. “The survey results show that our members are focused on the potential for fraud when it comes to new technologies and products, but the results also reflect recognition that these innovations may benefit investors, which makes appropriate regulation and investor education critical,” said Joseph P. Borg, NASAA President and Alabama Securities Commission Director. “Our members are learning about new technologies and uncovering potential threats every day, but to keep pace with innovation we can’t do it alone. The industry and its investors should carefully approach any new investment product or technologies and collaborate with regulators to identify and end new threats that may arise,” Borg said … HIGHLIGHTED EVENT:Want to learn more about investing? Attend an AAII Local Chapter Meeting near you

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