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Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi Scheme Common Questions

How can I get my money back after a Ponzi scheme?

People who lose money in Ponzi schemes may attempt to sue their broker or whoever sold the securities, some rely on filing a claim with a receiver. At the end of the day, you are going to want to speak with an attorney experienced in FINRA arbitration.

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What exactly is a Ponzi scheme?

A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of returns to investors from funds contributed to the scheme by new investors.

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I received some payments from an investment that later turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. What happens to me?

This question is best answered by evaluating a number of factors. For example, we might ask you whether you received more than you invested, when you invested, and when you received your returns.

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I've stopped receiving interest payments on an investment, and I'm beginning to suspect it's a Ponzi scheme. I can't believe I fell for it! How can I get help?

Ponzi schemes can happen to even the more experienced investors. The best way to get help is by contacting an attorney right away so you don’t harm your chances of recovery.

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How do experienced investors manage to get fooled by Ponzi schemes and other investment scams?

It’s easier than most people think to get caught up in a Ponzi scheme. Brokers and advisers who run Ponzi schemes are, unfortunately, usually skilled at what they do.

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I recently attended an investment seminar with a friend, and I have to admit that the pitch sounds pretty good. Is there any way to know if the offer is actually a Ponzi scheme?

Investments that are presented in seminars can sometimes be legitimate. The best way to know if an investment is a Ponzi scheme before you invest is to ask yourself four basic questions.

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What's the difference between a Ponzi scheme and a pyramid scheme?

Investments that are presented in seminars can sometimes be legitimate. The best way to know if an investment is a Ponzi scheme before you invest is to ask yourself four basic questions.

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How can choosing the right financial advisor help minimize the risk of being involved in a Ponzi scheme?

Investments that are presented in seminars can sometimes be legitimate. The best way to know if an investment is a Ponzi scheme before you invest is to ask yourself four basic questions.

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If I am the victim of a Ponzi scheme is it possible to sue the brokerage firm for the actions of an individual broker?

Investments that are presented in seminars can sometimes be legitimate. The best way to know if an investment is a Ponzi scheme before you invest is to ask yourself four basic questions.

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How was Bernard Madoff able to trick so many investors with his Ponzi scheme?

Investments that are presented in seminars can sometimes be legitimate. The best way to know if an investment is a Ponzi scheme before you invest is to ask yourself four basic questions.

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Is there a tax break for Ponzi scheme victims?

According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Ponzi scheme victims may be able to deduce as much as 95% of their losses the year fraud is uncovered.

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Who are the commonly targeted victims in Ponzi schemes?

According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Ponzi scheme victims may be able to deduce as much as 95% of their losses the year fraud is uncovered.

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I think I'm a victim of a Ponzi scheme. What do I do?

If you think you are the victim of a Ponzi scheme, there is no harm in contacting our law firm to see if you have a case. We provide free initial case reviews so you can learn your legal rights and options.

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My father recently lost his job, and I'm concerned that he's making bad investment decisions in hopes of "getting rich quick" while he's out of work. How can I make sure that he isn't getting involved in a Ponzi scheme or other investment scam?

While it can be uncomfortable to approach your parents about investment decisions, it may be necessary to counsel your father or at least start asking some basic questions.

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How can I avoid getting wrapped up in a pyramid scheme?

While it can be uncomfortable to approach your parents about investment decisions, it may be necessary to counsel your father or at least start asking some basic questions.

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