Meyer Wilson

Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

After 45 years of marriage, I am now in charge of my investments. Prior to my husband's death, he handled all of our financial decisions. What can I do to protect myself from investment fraud?

According to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the ideal victim for an investment scam artist is an elderly widow. Con artists know that senior women are vulnerable after the death of their spouse. They will not hesitate to take advantage of the situation, especially when there is an insurance settlement involved.

The best way to avoid investment fraud is through education. Never make an investment decision without first doing your homework. For example, check out the broker or investment professional who solicited you. We have written extensively on this topic in our article, Reducing Your Odds of Financial Loss Starts with Choosing the Right Investment Professional.

Among other things, you also need to find out if the investment you are considering is registered. There are registration requirements for securities, brokers and brokerage firms. Read more in our article, Registration Requirements for Securities, Brokerage Firms & Investment Professionals.

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  • $30M
    $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
  • $5M
    $5,000,000 Recovered for Group of Midwest Clients
  • $3.8M
    Meyer Wilson Recovers More than $3,800,000 for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case
  • $3.2M
    $3,200,000 of Losses Recovered by Meyer Wilson for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California

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