Broker Fraud: How Safe are Your Investments?

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FraudRecent studies show that broker and securities fraud has become a major problem around the country. Data was analyzed from customer complaints, arbitrations, terminations, regulatory actions, bankruptcy filings and criminal proceedings handled by a securities fraud lawyer. Findings showed that seven percent of brokers within the securities, finance and insurance sectors had engaged in misconduct and fraud between 2005 and 2015. In February 2016, a detailed report, created by several academics at the University of Chicago and the University of M...Read More

Be Wary of These Investments

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FraudsInvestment fraud steals more than just money from an investor's pockets; it takes away hard earned dreams and a stable financial future. It can be crushing, however, there are mechanisms in place through which investors can recover some, if not all, of the financial assets taken from them. Ponzi Schemes - Named after Charles Ponzi, these schemes offer high rates of return with little to no risk. They use a continual flow of new investors to pay earlier investors their promised dividends. However, when the new investors dry up, the funds r...Read More