Bait and Switch Tactics Target Investors

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target, consumer fraudBait and switch tactics are nothing new, but sneaky advertisers, con artists, and dishonest financial advisors still use them fairly frequently to lure unsuspecting consumers in. A form of consumer fraud that can wreak havoc on an individual's financial well-being, the old bait and switch scam targets victims from all walks of life- from car buyers to major investors. By being familiar with the tactics fraudsters use, consumers can help protect themselves and their financial futures. What is the "Bait and Switch" Scam? This particular scam is...Read More

Financial Advisor Fraud in Illinois

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a business man with a computer, securities fraudAnybody in Illinois can fall victim to financial advisor fraud regardless of who they are. Because financial advisors are often trusted by their clients, they may take advantage of that trust in order to embezzle funds from them. It is important for Illinois residents to be aware of the types of fraud that financial advisors sometimes commit so that they are able to identify it when it is occurring and get help. This type of fraud is committed by advisors against all kinds of people, including celebrities as the recent case involving Mike Tyson...Read More