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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced just yesterday that six men from both the U.S. and Switzerland have been indicted in Nevada for selling fraudulent investments and stealing a suspected ... Continue reading "Six Men Indicted in Nevada over Fraudulent Investments Promoted through Malom Group" »
Recent court documents reveal that a U.S. Representative from Florida and more than 100 other investors were cheated out of more than $35 million. Rep. Alan Grayson's losses make up over half of ... Continue reading "Rep. Alan Grayson and Over 100 Other Investors Fall Victim to Investment Fraud Scheme" »
Investors defrauded around the time of the 2007/2008 housing market crash and resulting economic recession are running out of time to file claims against brokerage firms for recovery. FINRA rules ... Continue reading "File Claims Now for '07/'08 Market Crash Investment Fraud: 6-Year Window is Closing" »

Why We Fall-The Psychology of "Yes"

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series A simple question about human behavior underlies much of what I do each day as an investment fraud attorney: Why will we ... Continue reading "Why We Fall-The Psychology of "Yes"" »
In a recent press release, the FBI announced that they had uncovered a billion-dollar investment fraud scheme by using an undercover operation named "Collateral Monte." This undercover ... Continue reading "FBI's "Collateral Monte" Uncovers Billion-Dollar Investment Fraud" »

Common "Red-Flag" Sales Pitches

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part Three of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series Has your financial adviser, or a friend, or someone on the Internet via e-mail or social media offered you an ... Continue reading "Common "Red-Flag" Sales Pitches" »
Introduced in the past week in both the U.S. House and Senate is proposed legislation that could help victims of Ponzi scheme investment fraud to recover more of their cash losses. Titled the ... Continue reading "Proposed Law Could Mean Greater Recovery for Ponzi Scheme Victims" »

There's NEVER a "Free Lunch"

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part Two of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series It's the giving time of year. Spirits run high; twinkling lights appear all around us; cards flood our mailbox. ... Continue reading "There's NEVER a "Free Lunch"" »
The Wolf is Always at the Door—Especially at Christmas The holiday season is approaching, and with the excitement of giving comes an increased risk of being taken—as a victim of an ... Continue reading "Avoiding Scams During the Holidays: Part One of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series" »
When John Otto's clients finally realized he had cheated them out of millions, he committed suicide to evade the consequences. Now, an appellate court has ruled that Otto's widow must pay the ... Continue reading "Wife Is Liable to Victims After Ponzi-Schemer Husband Commits Suicide" »
A recent Washington Post study found fraud, embezzlement and related misconduct at more than 1,000 non-profit organizations based on analysis of tax filings within the past five years. The non-profits ... Continue reading "Non-Profits and Charities Burned by Investment Fraud" »
As an investment fraud attorney, I see first-hand the devastation caused by Ponzi schemes and other financial frauds. Nearly every week I hear from another family who lost their life savings by ... Continue reading "Is WW Capital III Investment Fund in Cleveland a Ponzi Scheme? I Hope I am Wrong" »
A federal judge recently ruled that Regions Bank may be held responsible for violating Florida securities law. Back in 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) originally brought charges ... Continue reading "Florida Bank May Be Held Liable Under State Securities Law" »
The Division of Securities along with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released a new list of Top Investor Threats. This year's list has the Jumpstart Our Business ... Continue reading "New List of Top Investor Threats Released" »
Public information on stockbrokers may be incomplete according to a recent study conducted by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). The study revealed that the overwhelming ... Continue reading "Study Reveals 90 Percent of Expungements Are Granted in Stockbroker Arbitration Cases" »
Meyer Wilson is currently investigating Raymond James Financial Services (RJFS) sales of Canadian Royalty Trust ("Canroy") stocks and potential recovery for victims of the alleged ... Continue reading "Raymond James Financial Services Sales of Canadian Royalty Trust Stocks" »
The investment fraud lawyers at Meyer Wilson are currently investigating claims against UBS Puerto Rico of fraud involving bond funds. Meyer Wilson is looking into potential recovery for victims of ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Continues Investigation into Possible Recovery for Victims of UBS Puerto Rico Fraud" »
Because a Ponzi scheme cannot operate independent of a bank, banks have the unique ability to notice fraudulent activity before all the funds are lost. Government action against a bank for failing to ... Continue reading "Regulators File Action Against TD Bank for Aiding a Ponzi Scheme" »

Investigate Before You Invest

No one is immune to becoming a victim of investment fraud. From first-time investors to experienced investors, everyone needs to approach investment opportunities with caution. Statistically, senior ... Continue reading "Investigate Before You Invest" »
Regulators say that it is not a violation of privacy in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for financial advisers to report suspected financial abuse of the elderly to local, state or federal agencies. Not ... Continue reading "Regulators Encourage Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Abuse" »
Reuters recently reported on private securities, explaining that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has taken multiple disciplinary measures this month against improper sales of ... Continue reading "Private Placement Investments in the Hot Seat" »
Meyer Wilson is continuing its comprehensive investigation into potential recovery for victims of Brenda Ashcraft's alleged investment fraud. A federal grand jury recently charged Ashcraft with ... Continue reading "Ohio Investment Fraud Law Firm Continues Investigation into Potential Recovery for Victims of Brenda Ashcraft's Alleged Investment Fraud" »
Richard A. Zakarian, a former certified Ohio financial planner, was recently sentenced to 17.5 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $4.4 million in restitution after he pled guilty to two ... Continue reading "Ohio Financial Advisor Receives 17.5-Year Prison Sentence for Fraud" »
An Ohio Investment Fraud Attorney's Look into the Ohio Securities Act Ohio State Representative Peter Beck was recently indicted on 16 felony state securities fraud charges for allegedly fleecing ... Continue reading "Representative Peter Beck Charged with Investment Fraud" »
It looks like another group of Ohio investors may be victims of a Ponzi scheme. The Ohio investment fraud Meyer Wilson is continuing its investigation of the alleged long-standing Ponzi scheme ... Continue reading "Glen Galemmo and Galemmo Investment Group - Yet Another Ohio-Based Ponzi Scheme?" »
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