It can be difficult to say “no” to someone you consider a friend,
and many fraudsters will try to gain the trust of their victims before
pressuring them into a scam. It’s not uncommon for clients to come
to our investment fraud lawyers with stories of how a fraudster talked
them into a
Ponzi scheme or harassed them until they gave into a too-good-to-be-true scam.
Signs That You’re Being Pressured into an Investment Scam
One of the best ways to resist a high-pressure pitch is to recognize the
signs and be ready to do your research and always take the time to verify
what you’ve been told before you invest. Here are just a few of
the ways a fraudster or unscrupulous financial professional might try
to pressure you into an investment scam:
- The fraudster may claim that you must “invest now” or you’ll
be missing a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
- The fraudster attempts to pressure you into investing by claiming that
everyone else is doing it or pointing to other friends and family members
who have already invested.
- The fraudster attempts to talk you into investing by creating fear about
an upcoming financial change, like retirement or a divorce.
- The fraudster attempts to make you feel indebted or manipulate your emotions
to get you to invest.
investment fraud lawyers have over 50 years of collective experience, and we would be happy to
review your situation and provide guidance in recovering your investment
losses due to fraud. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with
Meyer Wilson today by calling us or simply filling out the online contact
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