Ponzi Schemes

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Since 1999 our law firm has recovered more than $350,000,000 for victims of investment fraud and misconduct.
  • Jury Verdict Won Against Prudential Securities $262 Million
  • Recovered for 100-Year Old Widow $30 Million
  • Recovered in Retirement Losses $10 Million
  • Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors $6.5 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case $3.8 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Ponzi Scheme Victim $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio $3.1 Million
  • Losses Recovered for 20 Retirees $3 Million
  • Recovered for Retired Physician Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior to Filing FINRA Arbitration $2.5 Million

California Ponzi Scheme Lawyer

A Ponzi scheme is just one of the many ways a fraudster could extort money from an unsuspecting victim. If you made an investment only to have the operator take off with the proceeds, you may have been the victim of a Ponzi scheme in California. If so, the Ponzi scheme attorneys at Meyer Wilson may be able to help you earn some or all of your money back with a civil claim in California. Start your lawsuit with a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Why Choose Meyer Wilson to Represent You?

  • We will not hesitate to take a claim to court in California if we believe it is necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
  • We have over 20 years of experience successfully helping clients recover losses from investment fraud, including Ponzi schemes.
  • We only accept California Ponzi scheme civil cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay if we win.

Should You Retain an Attorney in California?

You may have already lost a substantial amount of money in a California Ponzi scheme. Do not risk losing anything more by failing to hire a lawyer for assistance. An attorney from Meyer Wilson can offer immediate assistance by way of taking over confusing legal paperwork, bringing a claim against the fraudster and helping you identify all available outlets for financial recovery. You may have a case against an individual and/or a corporation. Contacting a lawyer right away could ensure you protect your rights from day one.

What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

A Ponzi scheme describes a common type of fraud in which someone pays existing investors in a nonexistent enterprise with money from new investors. The facilitators of Ponzi schemes often promise high rates of return on investments with little to no risk. The scheme may result in early returns for new investors, but the fraudster does not actually invest the money in anything. Instead, he or she uses the money to pay other investors.

A Ponzi scheme will eventually dissolve once the operator does not have the funds to pay later investors. A Ponzi scheme could steal thousands of dollars from you under the guise of a reasonable investment. Although no financial advisor should guarantee results or profitability, a real investment opportunity should exist. The day you realize you have fallen prey to a Ponzi scheme, contact an attorney for counsel. You have three years from this date – or the date you reasonably should have discovered the fraud – to file a civil claim in California.

Red Flags of a Ponzi Scheme

Even if you have already lost money due to a Ponzi scheme, learning the red flags for this type of crime could prevent you from making a similar mistake in the future. It could also help you spread awareness to your friends and family about how to avoid this type of financial risk in California.

  • Guarantees for high returns with little to no risk
  • Exaggerated earnings claims
  • A consistent flow of returns, at least initially, despite market conditions
  • Unregistered investments
  • Secret or overly complex investment strategies
  • Lack of documentation regarding the investment
  • Trouble removing earned money from an account

Do your research before investing any money. Due diligence in choosing your investments could save you from falling victim to a Ponzi scheme or a similar pyramid scheme. Look for signs that it is a real investment, such as registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact an unbiased third party, such as a licensed financial advisor, to ask about the investment opportunity before putting in any money.

Did You Lose Money in a Ponzi Scheme? We Can Help

Fraudsters design Ponzi schemes to deceive even savvy investors. Do not feel embarrassed about losing money to any type of investment fraud scheme. Instead, contact us to aggressively go up against the person or entity that tricked you out of money. Meyer Wilson has attorneys with years of experience who can help you build a case in California. You may be eligible for compensation. Discuss your case in more detail with a lawyer today when you call (800) 738-1960 .

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  • More than $350,000,000 Recovered
  • Voted Best Lawyers in America┬« for over Ten Years Running
  • David Meyer is President of Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA)
  • Over a Thousand Investor Claim Cases Since 1999
  • Exclusive Focus on Investor Claims & Class/Mass Action Lawsuits
  • Deep Bench of Skilled Attorneys and Staff Members


Meyer Wilson has represented over 1,000 individual investors in high-stakes claims across the country, and has recovered over $350 million on their behalves. See what former clients have to say about our team.

  • “I primarily worked with Courtney Werning throughout the process and she was informative and knowledgeable. I trusted and fully recommend Courtney and her team.”

    - S.R.
  • “The communication throughout the process was on par - and they took the time to indulge me with the various questions and opinions.”

    - R.G.
  • “What I truly appreciated was getting a great result for my Mom with limited involvement/stress on her.”

    - S.W.
  • “We went to arbitration with the other respondent and I got to see firsthand the level of professionalism and expertise the Meyer Wilson firm can deliver.”

    - D.V.
  • “Chad would take the time to call and talk with me. His explanations were always clear and concise. I also appreciate all the effort put into the details and statistics required to argue this case.”

    - P.N.
  • “Meyer Wilson was able to produce the results that we felt were obvious and warranted while several other firms and even state offices simply had trouble understanding let alone moving the case forward.”

    - B.K.
  • “My overall experience was positive and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they have been a victim of stockbroker misconduct to call David.”

    - S.T.
  • “Meyer Wilson represented me in a suit brought last year against my brokerage firm, securing a very fair and equitable settlement for me.”

    - R.G., M.D.
  • “Right from the start, you had the passion and desire to win this case for us. I have never worked with an attorney or firm as compassionate as yours. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.”

    - G.A.

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