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SECURITIES


Investor Education

A well-informed investor is usually a well-protected investor. Investor education is an effective deterrent against investment scams and can help protect investors from the high cost of securities fraud.

The Illinois Securities Department has made investor education for Illinois investors a top priority. The department offers a number of resources about investing basics, including brochures, publications, video tapes and online computer services. The staff also is available for speaking to civic organizations.

You also may find information on investor education through the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc., FINRA, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Illinois Council on Economic Education.

Securities regulators ensure that investors get all the information to which they are entitled. Investors have the right to:

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The Secretary of State, Illinois Securities Department or their information providers shall not be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or untimeliness of the information, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom.