Category: Holiday Scams

Why We Fall-The Psychology of “Yes”

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series A simple question about human behavior underlies much of what I do each day as aninvestment fraud attorney: Why will we drive across town to save a few dollars at a sale on sweaters, but give our life savings over to an… read more

Common “Red-Flag” Sales Pitches

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part Three of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series Has your financial adviser, or a friend, or someone on the Internet via e-mail or social media offered you an investment opportunity this holiday season? If so, have you heard or read anything like this? “This stock has made incredible gains!”… read more

There’s NEVER a “Free Lunch”

Avoiding Scams at the Holidays: Part Two of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series It’s the giving time of year. Spirits run high; twinkling lights appear all around us; cards flood our mailbox. Among them, we find a brightly-colored invitation from Smith & Co. brokerage firm or insurance agency to a country club or nice… read more

Avoiding Scams During the Holidays: Part One of a Six-Part Meyer Wilson Blog Series

The Wolf is Always at the Door—Especially at Christmas The holiday season is approaching, and with the excitement of giving comes an increased risk of being taken—as a victim of aninvestment scam. Scammers are constantly honing their skills and tactics and use them with abandon during the holiday season. Ironically, scheduled for release this Christmas,… read more