Category: Investor Information

Financial Fraud is on the Rise According to Officials, Scamming Billions of Dollars from Investors

It’s been nearly a decade since the $65 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard Madoff, and while there was a temporary dip in the number of similar schemes in the wake of that massive theft, securities officials are reporting that scams are on the rise again.

FINRA Issues Investor Alert About Fraud After Hurricane Florence

FINRA issued a warning to investors about potential investments and scams that promise huge financial gains in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

SEC Investor Alert: The Risks of Investing in Marijuana-Related Companies

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy recently issued a new Investor Alert warning potential investors about the risks of marijuana-related investments. Learn more in our latest blog here.

States Are Stepping Up with Fiduciary Rules of Their Own

States are enacting their own fiduciary rules to protect investors. For claims assistance, contact Meyer Wilson today for a free consultation.

Are the Sales of Private Placements an Indication of Brokers Gone Bad?

Securities firms with unethical brokers have a high rate of private placement sales. For information and legal help, contact the securities fraud lawyers Meyer Wilson today.

SEC Charges Transamerica Entities $97 Million Over Faulty Investment Models

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it charged four Transamerica entities $97.6 million for its misconduct in misleading retail investors with faulty investment models. The SEC found that the faulty models developed and used by AEGON USA Investment Management LLC, affiliated advisers Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. and Transamerica Asset Management Inc., and affiliated… read more

SEC Issues Warning About Cryptocurrencies, IRA Fraud

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued an investor warning about the growing risks posed by unregistered IRAs and the growing levels of investment in cryptocurrencies. According to the SEC, the unregistered IRA market is estimated at approximately $100 billion in value, and while it gives people the opportunity to invest in… read more

Investor Warning: Some Scammers Pushing Advance-Fee Frauds are Using FINRA’s Name

Scammers have a deep arsenal of tactics and tricks they use to prey on unsuspecting investors, and one of the most common and successful is to impersonate a high-profile regulator or top executive with a company. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that supervises brokerage firms, recently released a warning to investors… read more

How to Recover Losses in FIP

Our investment fraud lawyers at Meyer Wilson have spent years fighting to recover investors’ stolen and lost finances, and through our efforts we have secured more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements.

Defrauding Investors by Inflating Fund Performance

Dishonest brokers often defraud investors by inflating hedge fund performance to show profits that do not exist. If you have been a victim of securities fraud and need legal assistance with loss recovery, contact the attorneys at Meyer Wilson for a free consultation today.