Crowdfunding and Investment Fraud
“Crowdfunding” is a trend that seems to be taking the internet
by storm, and it has been responsible for funding a number of creative
and professional pursuits. However, excited investors may want to approach
online crowdfunding investments with caution.
As an increasing number of new crowdfunding opportunities pop up on websites,
forums, and social media sites, investors should be aware that these online
investment opportunities could be a scam, a cover for stockbroker misconduct,
or just simply unsuitable for their financial situation and goals.
Some state and federal regulators have already issued warnings to investors
who are interested in crowdfunding, and we agree that investors should
Investment crowdfunding is potentially dangerous for investors because:
- There’s little protection for investors if something goes wrong.
- Anyone could claim to be legitimate and reach vulnerable investors.
These options can be marketed to unsophisticated investors or investors
for which it would
For more information about our internet crowdfunding concerns, please see
our article, “Attorney Warns of Crowdfunding Fraud from Online Boiler Rooms.”
If you have lost money to an investment crowdfunding scam, reach out to
us for help. The experienced
investment fraud attorneys with Meyer Wilson represent harmed investors across the country in
stockbroker mediation, arbitration, and litigation. All of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee
basis, and you can meet with us in a free initial consultation for more
answers. Give us a call today for more information, or simply fill out
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