On March 16, 2023, FINRA published responses to frequently asked questions concerning the MMTLP corporate action and trading halt (March 16, 2023, MMTLP FAQ). In that corporate action, the issuer decided that MMTLP shares would be cancelled and investors in those shares would receive a distribution of shares of Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc. (Next Bridge). FINRA has continued to receive questions regarding the circumstances surrounding these events. In particular, some have questioned the level of short selling in MMTLP and suggested that there was a substantial amount of “counterfeit shares.” Although it is not clear what is meant by the term “counterfeit shares,” it has been used in social media when discussing “naked” short selling in a security and failures-to-deliver (FTDs). Some investors have expressed concern that, even though their brokerage account statements include shares of Next Bridge in their account, these shares may not have actually been delivered to their broker-dealer.