Apparently the SEC has discovered fraudsters trying to impersonate their own intrepid investigators, using fake email addresses containing .gov in the domain. Most of these characters are fishing around on tranny porn web sites (likely running into real SEC officials) for naive investors who will pay them fees to remove restrictions on sales of stock they own.
SEC Issues Alert About Entity Calling Itself "U.S. Securities and Equities Administration"
The staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is issuing this Investor Alert about an entity calling itself the “U.S. Securities and Equities Administration” and other similar names, including the “U.S. Securities Administration” or the “U.S. Securities Bureau.” In conversations with members of the public, the entity may have represented that its address is 225 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The entity also claims to operate a website at www.gov.ussea.us. It appears that this entity may be requesting up-front fees to remove purported restrictions on shares of stock that investors own, or to release funds purportedly being held by the U.S. government on investors’ behalf.