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The con artists who run multi-million-dollar Ponzi schemes are good at manipulating the good intentions of their clients. Some Ponzi schemes lure people in by claiming that it’s an “exclusive” offer or “invite only,” and the promoters of these scams often ask investors ...
Category: Investment Fraud
Fraudsters often take advantage of cognitive decline or impaired decision making in seniors, and many families don’t find out their loved one has become a victim of fraud until it’s too late. If you are concerned about your elderly parents or another family member, we encourage you to ...
Category: Senior Investment Fraud
Older investors, especially those between the ages of about 50 to 64 facing a looming retirement, may be particularly vulnerable to investment fraud, scams, and Ponzi schemes. A con artist may try to specifically take advantage of the concerns facing older investors in the pre-retirement age range; ...
Category: Senior Investment Fraud
Unfortunately, many people fall for online investment scams every year and end up losing their hard-earned money to crafty fraudsters. The good news is that, by learning to spot the signs of investment fraud, you can identify and avoid these schemes when you run into them. For the most part, ...
Category: Investment Fraud
The Ponzi scheme is a notorious type of securities fraud, and for good reason. Because it functions by paying off newer investors with money from previous investors while little to no actual investing is going on, everything looks to be on the up and up. Although eventually every Ponzi scheme will ...
Category: Ponzi Schemes
Once a Ponzi scheme is uncovered, the victims of the scam are often left feeling confused, concerned, and wondering what to do. Since Ponzi schemes are constructed to be believable, many victims have been receiving fake account statements or even receiving fraudulent payments, and the news can come ...
Category: Ponzi Schemes
In a Ponzi scheme, investors are duped into believing they’re making fantastic returns on an investment—but, in actuality, there is no investment, and they’re being paid off with the cash that’s coming in from new investors. For a Ponzi scheme to work, the fraudster has to ...
Category: Ponzi Schemes
Aging Brains Call for Extra Investment Caution Although there has been much research into how the brain ages, we still don’t fully understand it. However, research suggests that, as we age, most of us naturally begin to lose some cognitive function. This can make it more difficult to: Learn ...
Category: Senior Investment Fraud
We see commercials and advertising all the time, and we're used to sales pitches that leave some details out or carefully represent a product in its best light. However, when it comes to investing in securities, that kind of marketing practice is frowned upon—and may be illegal. Securities ...
Category: Securities Fraud
Ponzi scheme typically refers to any case of known financial fraud or stockbroker misconduct in the form of a particular technique. A Ponzi scheme lures investors with offerings that other investments usually cannot guarantee, such as extremely high, consistent short-term returns. How Do Ponzi ...
Category: Ponzi Schemes
Gold and other precious metals have been the subject of many investment scams over the years. Gold coins in particular have been used by fraudsters to steal money from unassuming investors. There are some legitimate gold coin investments, but investors should be incredibly wary. Meyer Wilson has ...
Category: Investment Fraud
Recent economic times have left investors searching for ways to recoup their losses and generate decent returns. Many have considered parking investment dollars in annuities. Understanding the different types of annuities is critical before making an investment decision. The Financial Industry ...
Category: Investor Articles
In December 2008, the unraveling of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme turned the investment world upside down. Investors, investment firms, regulators, and charities suffered catastrophic losses. People's faith in the financial system was profoundly shaken in ways that have not yet fully been ...
Category: Securities Fraud
There’s no doubt that investors in the current economic environment face difficult decisions when it comes to how best to invest their cash. Increasingly, investors are finding themselves tempted to roll their investment funds into flashy, new high-yield products that seem to promise a much ...
Category: Investment Fraud
Shop around. Many people hire either the first person they interview or an advisor who has been referred to them by a family member, friend, co-worker or other acquaintance they trust. SmartMoney's Chuck Jaffe says this is a mistake: "His [the advisor's] spiel makes it sound like he can ...
Category: Investor Articles

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