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The board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently moved to increase disclosures from firms and brokers that fail to pay arbitration awards and to strengthen the sanctions they ... Continue reading "FINRA Pushes Along Proposals to Crack Down on Unpaid Arbitration Awards and High-Risk Brokers" »
The AARP recently released information about the results of their study looking into the differences in demographic characteristics, behavioral characteristics and psychological mindset between the ... Continue reading "AARP Released Results of Study on Differences Between Victims of Fraud and General Population" »
In an investor alert released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the securities regulator warned investors about “customer advisory centers” that are becoming ... Continue reading "What You Need To Know About Customer Advisory Centers" »
Rumors Swirl that Texas-based REIT May Be a Massive Ponzi Scheme The investment fraud lawyers at the law firm of Meyer Wilson are investigating potential claims on behalf investors in United ... Continue reading "Investment Fraud Law Firm Meyer Wilson Investigating Claims Against Brokerage Firm That Sold United Development Funding to its Clients" »
United Development Funding IV was recently raided by the FBI after allegations surfaced that the REIT was functioning like a Ponzi scheme. The FBI recently conducted a raid of United Development ... Continue reading "Texas REIT Gets Surprise Visit from FBI" »
As the baby boomer generation continues to age, financial abuse grows in products like annuities and life insurance, a shift from fraud tactics of years past. Historically, unscrupulous advisors have ... Continue reading "Financial Predators Turn to Insurance Products to Target the Elderly" »
FINRA recently ordered three firms to pay fines and restitution for failing to give some of their clients eligible discounts on purchases of unit investment trusts. Brokerage firms need to be vigilant ... Continue reading "Brokerage Firms on the Hook for Missed Breakpoint Discounts" »
According to the SEC, E.S. Financial worked with non-U.S. citizens as if they were their own customers, yet did not have adequate customer identification programs to verify their identities. On ... Continue reading "E.S. Financial To Pay $1 Million Over Anti-Money Laundering Lapses" »
On February 3, 2016, FINRA filed an order accepting offer of settlement. Walter Francis Grenda, Jr. has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity. FINRA recently accepted an ... Continue reading "Update on Former MACC Broker Walter Francis Grenda, Jr." »
On February 3, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges of fraud against a lending company out of Manhattan and its owner. Fraud charges were also levied against the brokerage ... Continue reading "Lending Company and Brokerage Firm Charged with Fraud" »
The baby boomer population is substantial and growing. The key to preventing financial exploitation of this prime target is careful planning. More Americans reach retirement age every day – a ... Continue reading "Planning Is Key in Avoiding Financial Abuse" »
Investors who have lost money through investment fraud and misconduct should be cautious of non-lawyer third party companies who offer, often for free, to help recover your losses. The Attorney ... Continue reading "Warning to Investment Fraud Victims: Be Wary of "Free" Offers for Help by Non-Lawyers" »
Budget Finance Company abruptly closed recently, causing many of its clients to worry about the security of their investments. Last month, federal agents raided the West Virginia investment and ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Suspected in West Virginia" »
According to the SEC, registered representatives Matthew Bell and Craig Josephberg were involved in an elaborate pump and dump scheme. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accuses Matthew ... Continue reading "Matthew A. Bell, Craig L. Josephberg Accused of Involvement in Pump & Dump Scheme" »
According to FINRA’s allegations, former financial advisor Jonathan Greenfield made various false and misleading statements to customers regarding GWG Renewable Secured Debentures. The Financial ... Continue reading "Former Broker Jonathan Greenfield Accused of Misconduct Involving GWG Renewable Secured Debentures" »
If you are interested in investments and are looking for a financial advisor or broker, it is important to understand the various titles and credentials that may come along with the person or firm you ... Continue reading "Choosing the Right Investment Advisor" »
Zachary T. Bader (CRD# 5902742) recently accepted and consented to findings by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) that accused him of excessive trading and churning, as well as ... Continue reading "Former National Securities Corp. Broker Zachary T. Bader Accused of Misconduct, Meyer Wilson Investigates" »
Ralph Willard Savoie (CRD# 411660) accepted and consented to findings by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) that accused him of refusing to respond to their requests for information ... Continue reading "Former Cambridge Broker Ralph Savoie Accused of Misconduct, Meyer Wilson Investigates" »
FINRA issued an Investor Alert on Thursday, November 5, 2015, informing investors of a potential scam using impersonations of the Internal Revenue Service. The alert warns investors of the risks of ... Continue reading "FINRA Investor Alert: Phones & Emotions Used as Tools for Fake IRS Scam" »
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that oversees brokerages firms, issued an Investor Alert last week warning investors about the significant risks ... Continue reading "FINRA Investor Alert: All-Or-Nothing Binary Options Frequently Fraudulent" »
The husband and wife team from Ohio, William Apostelos and Connie Apostelos, have pleaded not guilty to allegations that they ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of $70 million. According ... Continue reading "Apostelos Couple Pleads "Not Guilty" in $70 Million Ponzi Scheme Case" »
A recent investigation conducted by a U.S. Senator’s office revealed that companies that represent billions in annuity sales offer kickbacks to sales agents and marketing organizations in ... Continue reading "Slimy Sales Practices in the Annuity Industry: Kickbacks and Perks Can Often Result in Unsuitable Investment Recommendations" »

Brokers' Fees and How They Affect You

When it comes to investing, brokers are paid in different ways. It is a common occurrence, though, for investors to be unaware of the broker’s fees and how they are expected to pay. Oftentimes, ... Continue reading "Brokers' Fees and How They Affect You" »
Last week, the SEC brought cease and desist proceedings against former broker Howard D. Richards (CRD# 2172691) for engaging in securities fraud. During the relevant period, Richards was a licensed ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Claims Involving Former Minnesota Broker Howard Richards" »
On December 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against Walter Francis Grenda, Jr. (CRD# 722911) and the company he jointly owned, Reliance ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Currently Investigating Allegations Against Former Broker Walter Francis Grenda, Jr." »
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