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That didn't take long.

Schemers apparently are using the British Petroleum oil spill to lure people into investing in bogus operations.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission just released a warning to beware of stock scams related to the oil spill. Some fake businesses are touting their role in the clean-up, saying they have products or technologies that can be used to used, regulators say. Some claim to be working with BP or the government.

The SEC also this week it suspended trading in ACT Clean Technologies Inc. in California because of questions about the "accuracy and adequacy" of the information it provided. That included claims that BP expressed an interest in using technology licensed to an ACT subsidiary as well as the claims about the effectiveness of that technology in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico, the SEC says.

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