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Americas Watchdog Is Offering Free Advice To All Consumers Who Were Taken In The $320 Billion Dollar Auction Rate Securities Scam

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Americas Watchdog is offering to help all victims of the auction rate securities scandal. The group has termed the auction rate securities debacle, "the single worst case of fraud in US history". Why is this the biggest case of fraud in US history? Over 100,000 US citizens were told by their name brand US bank, a high profile Wall Street stock brokerage firm, or a financial institution that individual investors there was no risk in something called an auction rate security, they were liquid, they were just like cash". On February 14th 2008, the auctions failed, and now over 100,000 US investors are wondering if they will ever see their money again. In this case its $320 billion dollars. This represents the life savings of most victims. Victims can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466

(PRWEB) May 12, 2008 -- Americas Watchdog is offering to help all victims of the auction rate securities scandal for free? Why is this a scandal? Over 100,000 US citizens were told by their name brand US bank, a high profile Wall Street stock brokerage firm, or a financial institution that individual investors should cash in their CD's or money market accounts, because there was no risk in something called an auction rate securities. The victims were also told auction rate preferred shares or auction rate shares investments were safe, they were liquid, etc. On February 14th 2008, the auctions failed, and now over 100,000 US investors are wondering if they will ever see their money again. According to Americas Watchdog, "this is the single worst case of fraud in US history. We want to hear from every victim at 866-714-6466" so we can try to help them".

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To further illustrate why this was fraud: according to the New York Times, the big US banks, the big stock brokerage firms and the big financial institutions advised their institutional clients to get out of auction rate preferred shares (ARPS) or auction rate shares (ARS) over a year ago. The big US banks, name brand stock brokers and financial institutions then proceeded to fill in the void left by the big investors, with little mom & pop investors who trusted the bank, stock broker or financial institution come on lines, "its just like cash, there is no risk, you have no worries, you can get your money anytime". According to Americas Watchdog, "it was one big fat lie and it was fraud. These were never safe, these were never liquid, it was a game of old maid, & now tens of thousands of US consumers are stuck with nothing, and dim to no prospects for a future with their money". Victims of the auction rate securities scandal can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. Their web site is at Http://ARSWatchdog.Com

So what should any individual involved in the auction rate preferred shares (ARPS) or auction rate shares (ARS) scandal do?

According to Americas Watchdog, "we want every victim to call us because they need to start making smart choices to protect themselves and we want to tell them everything we know". Starting with":

  • Americas Watchdog & their Auction Rate Securities Complaint Center is recommending that most auction rate shares or auction rate preferred shares victim talk with an arbitration law firm that has a specialty in securities law. The group can makes some very good suggestions.

Important Note: Some personal injury type law firms with no securities experience are now creating web sites that say they can help victims with auction rate securities legal issues. If a consumer who was defrauded with auction rate securities (ARPS or ARS) wants to know who to call Americas Watchdog can make some recommendations.

  • Americas Watchdog will try to explain the secondary market to every consumer who has a auction rate security. The secondary market is a place that has been created to buy investors out of the ARPS or ARS investment. While the secondary market will involve a discounted sales price, a good portion of the discount could be made up in the arbitration process.

  • Americas Watchdog wants to hear from everyone who was sold auction rate preferred shares or auction rate shares in order to hear what they were told by a US bank, a name brand stock brokerage firm or a financial institution. Again a victim can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at Http://ARSWatchdog.Com

  • Another reason Americas Watchdog wants to hear from every consumer is because of so much disinformation about a miracle fix to the auction rate securities disaster. Disinformation includes, a magic fix by the SEC, state regulatory agencies fixing the problem or even all of the banks stock brokers or financial institutions giving people back all their money. According to the group, "some people have been cashed out, but we fear that's about it. Many of the investments involved in auction rate securities are so toxic that the victims may not get their money back for 20 year if at all (student loans). This is why we want victims to call us as an honest national resource in this incredibly bad situation". The groups number is 866-714-6466.

Americas Watchdog has been at the forefront of trying its best to assist all victims of the auction rate securities disaster. The group intends to continue all of its investigation and its efforts to assist all victims. According to the group,"its been nearly three months and now we really want to talk to the victims of a just like cash, safe & liquid investment that in fact was anything but safe, liquid or just like cash". Anyone who purchased an auction rate preferred shares or an auction rate preferred share should call Americas Watchdog at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at Http://ARSWatchdog.Com

Americas Watchdog and its ARS Watchdog are all about protecting consumers in what will turn out to be the single worst case of fraud in US history.

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Bhupinder S Sood CPA Announces Personalized Debt Personal Finances Counseling to Individuals and Businesses

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) May 13, 2008 --
PERSONAL LINE TO THE CPA is a new service offered to
individuals/businesses to get through this tough financial climate.
Small businesses and individuals sometimes do not know who to turn to
for good, honest advice.

I would like to offer true help,
said Bhupinder S Sood CPA.

Bhupinder S Sood CPA went through major financial overhaul and would
like to offer his experience to others in similar situations. He
promises to take a professional approach to your problem and come up
with a solution. As a truly, unique service 24/7, clients should expect
to receive a response within 24 hours.

PERSONAL LINE TO THE CPA is a new service to financially distressed
Individuals/businesses; quick turnaround, Bhupinder S Sood CPA provides
services to handle individual/business problems.

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H.R.Harmer and Archives International Auction Historic American Bank Note Company Archive of Banknotes, Stocks, Bonds and Security Printing Ephemera

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

NEW YORK (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) May 13, 2008 --
H.R.Harmer, Inc. and Archives International, LLC announce the
auction of historic worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds, unique essay
banknotes, U.S. Treasury Bonds and security printing ephemera from the American
Bank Note Company
archives. Included are hundreds of famous
companies' stocks and bonds, most never offered at auction before, as
well as hundreds of rare worldwide banknotes.

Our dynamic global business system has generated millions of tangible
historic relics of our business and financial past. Many of these
items were kept for a certain amount of time by the interested company
or government and then were usually disposed of, destroyed or placed in
some government or institutionally controlled archive never to see the
light of day again. Something that may have been very common at one
time has now become extremely scarce if not unique. Dr.
Robert Schwartz
, President of Archives International, "I have
been working on this portion of the American Bank Note Archives for
close to three years. It does not seem possible that there could be any
surprises left, but each day reveals more and more historic and
exciting pieces of our business and financial past that fortunately have
been preserved in some format in the archives of American Bank Note
Company.
Again, we are honored and thrilled to be able to
offer to the collecting community an opportunity to share in the
excitement and discovery of further American Bank Note material from
these fabled archives."

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There are over 2,770 lots of material in this sale. Included are over
1,100 lots of rare stocks and bonds. Categories include railroads,
mining,
worldwide,
entertainment, sports, zoos, banking and other topics.

There are close to 1,300 lots of U.S.
and Worldwide
proof, specimen and issued banknotes
in this auction including
many rarities seen for the first time. Some of the high lights include:

Extremely Rare 500,000 Pound Stlg, 1917, Issued and Uncancelled Russian
Government Treasury Bill

U.S.
4th Liberty Loan $1,000
Issued Bond, Possibly Unique

240+ lots of Proof, Specimen and Essay Banknotes
from China

75+ lots of Haiti and Dominican
Republic Banknote
Production Material

23 Unique Laos
Essay color Trial banknotes

Extremely rare Texas Proof Sheet of 4 from the Commercial
and Agricultural Bank

75+ lots of Mexico
Proof and
Specimen
Banknotes
including many rarities

More then 50 lots from a new find of Perkins, Bacon Proofs
of Australia
and New
Zealand Bills of Exchange
, Drafts, Checks and Fiscal Paper

60 lots of Canada
Banknotes
, Stock
and bond Proofs
, Specimens and Archival Production Material

50+ lots of Philippines
Essay Specimen and Proof Banknotes

40+ lots of Russian
Proofs, Specimens and Issued Banknotes

For more information on this auction visit WWW.ABNHARMERAUCTIONS.COM
. This is a live auction that offers phone bidding; agent bidding; left
bids by mail, Fax and internet; live real time internet bidding with
eBay Live; and, by bidding in person. This sale will also be available
on eBay Live
for viewing and bidding. The entire auction is also posted on www.hrharmer.com
with photos of all lots and additional bidding information.

The auction will take place at H.R.Harmer,
Inc
., in Bethel, Connecticut on June 2,3 & 4, 2008. Dr. Robert
Schwartz, President of Archives
International, LLC
,
has been active in the fields of numismatics
and philatelics for over 20 years and is actively buying, selling and
consulting in the fields of historical documents, paper money, stocks
and bonds, stamps and security printing ephemera.

MULTIMEDIA GALLERY

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