Wash. Admin. Code § 460-28A-020 - Specific prohibitions

The following devices or sales presentation, and the use thereof, will be deemed deceptive or misleading practices:

(1) Comparison charts or graphs showing a distorted, unfair or unrealistic relationship between the issuer's past performance, progress or success and that of another company, business, industry or investment media;
(2) Lay-out, format, size, kind and color of type used so as to attract attention to favorable or incomplete portions of the advertising matter, or to minimize less favorable, modified or modifying portions necessary to make the entire advertisement a fair and truthful representation;
(3) Statements or representations, which by themselves predict future profit, success, appreciation, performance or otherwise relate to the merit or potential of the securities which are positive or imperative in form;
(4) Generalizations, generalized conclusions, opinions, representations and general statements based upon a particular set of facts and circumstances unless those facts and circumstances are stated and modified or explained by such additional facts or circumstances as are necessary to make the entire advertisement a full, fair and truthful representation;
(5) Sales kits or film clips, displays or exposures, which, alone or by sequence and progressive compilation, tend to present an accumulative or composite picture or impression of certain, or exaggerated potential, profit, safety, return or assured or extraordinary investment opportunity or similar benefit to the prospective purchaser;
(6) Distribution of any nonfactual or inaccurate data or material by words, pictures, charts, graphs, or otherwise, based on conjectural, unfounded, extravagant, or flamboyant claims, assertions, predictions or excessive optimism;
(7) Memoranda, reports, letters and similar distributions which tend, alone or by compilation, to substitute, repeat or detract from disclosure in the registered offering circular.


Wash. Admin. Code § 460-28A-020

Order SD-131-77, § 460-28A-020, filed 11/23/77; Order 304, § 460-28A-020, filed 2/28/75, effective 4/1/75. Formerly chapter 460-28 WAC.

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