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Ind. officials warn investors about British firm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The secretary of state's office is warning investors about a company that promises low risks and high returns but isn't registered to sell securities in Indiana.

The company operates under the name Profitable Sunrise and is based in Birmingham, England.

Officials say Profitable Sunrise tells investors they are helping the economy recover and creating jobs by enabling the company to sell short-term loans to small businesses throughout the U.S.

Investors are instructed to wire money to financial institutions in Eastern Europe, including banks in the Czech Republic.

Several states are investigating Profitable Sunrise. North Carolina has issued a cease-and-desist order.

Officials say investors should always scrutinize any investment opportunity that comes from a foreign country or seems too good to be true.

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