The Fight Against the Fake Call: The Rise of Spoofing and Robocalls

Your phone starts to vibrate. You don’t recognize the number, but it’s from your area code, so you decide to answer. On the other end of the line, an automated voice claims they are with the IRS, a credit card company, or a local utility company—usually looking to settle or balance “your account.” Does this situation sound familiar? For many Americans, this is a frequent, even daily, occurrence. Consumers have long been hounded by telemarketers Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – November 16, 2018

SEC Settles Charges Against Two Companies for Initial Coin Offerings On November 16, 2018, the SEC settled charges against cryptocurrency firms Paragon Coin Inc. and CarrierEQ Inc. (Airfox) for selling unregistered securities tokens. Under the terms of the settlement, both firms agreed to pay $250,000 in civil penalties and undertake efforts to compensate investors who purchased the illegally offered tokens. Paragon and Airfox must also prepare an initial disclosure within 90 days and file periodic Continue Reading →