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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

Fraud & Consumer Protection Division

Investor Protection Unit

The Director of the Investor Protection Unit has issued an order granting IPU registrants temporary relief from certain registration requirements and deadlines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the order here.


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About the Unit

The Investor Protection Unit (“IPU”) is a Unit in the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division of the Delaware Department of Justice (Office of the Attorney General). IPU was formerly known as the Delaware Securities Unit. The IPU is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Delaware Securities Act and the Rules and Regulations Pursuant to the Act. This entails registering investment firms and professionals as well as securities offerings in Delaware, reviewing and investigating complaints from investors, examining investment advisors and broker dealers, pursuing enforcement actions when a violation of the Act has been uncovered, and conducting investor education and outreach.

Contact the Investor Protection Unit


Delaware Department of Justice
Investor Protection Unit
Carvel State Office Building – 5th Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


Phone: (302) 577-8424

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Mon.-Fri.

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