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Types of Scams

Common Questions About Investment Scams

Am I paying excessive fees in my employer-sponsored retirement plan?

Many people automatically have money put into their employer-sponsored retirement plans without second guessing it, but the reality is that many people are paying fees that are much too high.

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How does margin trading work?

Learn how margin trading works as well as the risks associated with this type of investment. It is important to make sure you understand what you're entering into before agreeing to this type of trading.

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What is securities based lending?

Securities based lending has become popular on Wall Street. It is important to know that there are some risks involved. We discuss this type of loan and what you should know.

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How can I find out whether an investment seminar is legitimate or a scam?

The line is often blurred between legitimate investments and scams. While in some cases a scam might be fairly obvious, in many other instances, noticing red flags can be difficult.

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I’d like to invest in rebuilding efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, but I know there are a lot of investment scams out there. How can I avoid fraud while still using my investment dollars to help?

Investing in non-profit and charity-related causes is certainly noble, but unfortunately, scam artists can use tragedy to swindle people out of money. We’ve provided some tips for people who want to help without being taken advantage of.

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How can I avoid getting involved in a gold investment scam?

Now more than ever before, people are being taken advantage of in gold investment scams. Due to the growing interest in gold and other precious metals, investors should become intimately aware of common fraud tactics.

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What is a nutraceutical stock scam?

The term “nutraceutical” describes products like vitamins and supplements. Nutraceutical stock scams are growing in popularity due to a growing interest in these types of products.

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How does a "pump and dump" scam work?

You may have heard of the term “pump and dump” before. Simply put, it means promoting a stock to the point that its price rises and then suddenly dumping shares in order to make a profit.

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Should I purchase variable annuities with money inside my IRA?

There can be substantial risks to purchasing variable annuities with money from your IRA. Because IRAs are already tax-deferred, there can be little incentive to putting this money into variable annuities.

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I've been offered an exclusive investment opportunity in oil and gas in Texas. How can I tell if it's a scam?

Oil and gas scams are, unfortunately, nothing new. However, they are always taking new shapes and forms. Be wary of tactics such as promising high returns, pressure to invest, or claiming “exclusive” offers.

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How can I avoid investment scams through social media sites like Facebook?

Social media is growing in popularity every day, creating more new opportunities for investment fraud. Investors should be wary of things like unsolicited offers, promised low risk and high returns, or high-pressure tactics.

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I've lost money in a stock scam. What should I do?

Stock scams, also called “pump and dump” schemes in many cases, can cause thousands of dollars in losses that are difficult to get back. If you’ve lost money in a stock scam, we invite you to contact us today.

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How can I verify that an investment I learned about online isn’t a scam?

More and more fraudsters are turning to the online realm where it is easier to hide from regulation and promote yourself as a legitimate investment. Learn how to verify an online investment.

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I went to an investment seminar and was very interested in the product that was being promoted. However, when it came time to buy, it seemed like they were trying to sell me on a different investment. I didn’t end up buying, but is this some kind of well-known investment scam?

Even with limited knowledge, this sounds like a bait and switch scam. If you were presented one investment offer but are being pressured into investing in something that sounds totally different, this is cause for concern.

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After the recent tragedy, I am interested in putting my money into investments that will have an impact in Japan. What are the signs of an investment scam related to the Japan tragedy?

Even with limited knowledge, this sounds like a bait and switch scam. If you were presented one investment offer but are being pressured into investing in something that sounds totally different, this is cause for concern.

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How dangerous are promissory note investments?

Although these are often sold as an ideal way to earn a solid profit, they can actually be incredibly dangerous; any attorney would be wise to tell you that you should be skeptical about this form of investment. All too often, promissory notes can lead to fraud.

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    $30,000,000 Recovered in Confidential Settlement for 100-Year-Old-Widow
  • $10M
    Retirees Recover in Excess of $10,000,000 of Retirement Losses
  • $6.5M
    $6,500,000 Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors
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    $5,000,000 Recovered for Group of Midwest Clients
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    $3,200,000 of Losses Recovered by Meyer Wilson for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California

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