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Investor alert: Wedgewood Acquisitions & U.S. Securities Bureau

The Enforcement Unit has received many calls concerning Wedgewood Acquisitions, allegedly based in Austria, and the U.S. Registration Bureau, a fictitious government agency allegedly based in Portland, Oregon. These entities have ties to another company, Marlborough Acquisitions.

Representatives of these companies are contacting potential investors offering investment opportunities. Typical contacts concern insurance indemnity plans for lagging stocks or hostile takeover offers which are greater than the market value of the stock, with an advanced fee required to unrestrict or qualify your stock. Wedgewood representatives refer potential investors to the US Securities Registration Bureau to verify their authenticity.

The phone numbers of the US Securities Registration Bureau in Portland, Oregon, USA and their addresses are false. The royal Austrian seal, found on Wedgewood Acquisitions documents, is not authorized by the Austrian government to be used for private business. Austrian authorities have advised that there is no such entity in Austria named Wedgewood Acquisitions.

Additionally, much information provided to investors by Wedgewood Acquisitions and the US Securities Registration Bureau has proven to be false.

The companies and the people associated with the companies are suspected of engaging in a complex fraud scheme designed to take your money. If you are contacted, please contact your local/regional securities regulator immediately. Also, please advise company representatives to contact this office directly should they wish to contest this warning.

For more information, contact the Enforcement Unit at (503) 947-4387.