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Consumer Alerts and Press Releases

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Recent releases:
Community Bank Week highlights role of Oregon's local banks - 10/10/14

All releases:

Banks & trusts
Community Bank Week highlights role of Oregon's local banks - 10/10/14
Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities Receives Certificate of Accreditation - 09/26/12

Collection agencies
No recent alerts or press releases at this time. For past bulletins, click here.

Consumer finance
State warns Oregonians about unlicensed payday lenders
Don't bury yourself in illegal interest and fees this holiday season
- 12/3/13
State fines lender for violating Oregon law
Western Sky Financial does not have Oregon license, charged excessive interest rates
- 04/24/13

Credit unions
No recent alerts or press releases at this time. For past bulletins, click here.

General consumer alerts and news releases not related to a specific program area
State provides ideas, tips for a financially fit 2014
Budgeting and organizing among suggestions
- 12/18/13
Personal Information Dumped in Dumpster - 08/5/13
Avoid financial schemes that target seniors - 06/14/13
DCBS to host financial information seminars
Money Smart Week events planned in Eugene, Portland, and Salem
- 03/21/12
State to commemorate National Consumer Protection Week
Learn about debt management, how to avoid scams
- 03/2/12

Identity theft
State fines medical clinic for violating ID theft law - 11/1/13
Security freezes available for Oregon minors - 09/12/13

Investor information
State warns investors about top 2013 scams
2014 brings a big new risk in online fundraising
- 11/26/13
Avoid financial schemes that target seniors - 06/14/13

Mortgage lenders
No recent alerts or press releases at this time. For past bulletins, click here.

Prearranged funeral plans (preneed certified providers), endowment care, & master trustees
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Securities enforcement
State fines promoters of fraudulent gold mining investment
Investors lose $2.6 million to unlicensed salespersons
- 07/9/13
State warns investors about possible securities fraud
Promoter guarantees high return rates, offers referral program
- 03/21/13
State assesses $400,000 fine against former Oregon businessman - 09/12/12
State fines Oregon businessmen for selling high-risk investments - 08/31/12
State fines "Hobo Prince" $1 million
Thousands caught up in fraudulent investment scheme
- 08/7/12
State issues order against Vancouver, Wash., man for violating securities laws - 07/19/12
Regulators Join Forces to Warn Public of Foreign Currency Trading Frauds - 05/7/07

Securities registration
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