College Student Investment Fraud

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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

I Am a College Student, and I’d Like to Get Started With Some Small Investments. Should I Be Worried About Investment Fraud?

Even small investments can put you at risk for investment fraud, and it’s important to approach it with the same caution you would use with a larger investment. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is – even if the amount of money you’re working with is small.

Unfortunately, fraudsters prey on inexperienced and vulnerable investors. If you are just getting started planning your financial future, it’s important to know what to watch out for. As an investment fraud lawyer, I cannot stress enough how important it is to know what to listen for during a pitch. Here are a few common red flags:

  • You feel pressured to buy now. No reputable broker or investment advisor should ever pressure you to act right away or get pushy with their sales tactics. If you feel pressured, it may be time to move on and work with someone more professional.
  • The returns are much higher than the returns on similar investments. It’s rare to see an investment provide much higher returns than usual if there isn’t a catch. If the returns seem suspiciously high, it’s time to knuckle down and do some serious research into the product.
  • The returns are “guaranteed.” All investments come with a certain amount of risk. If your broker swears that the investment is a “sure thing” or “guaranteed,” there’s a good chance he or she is pulling your leg.
  • You can’t seem to get it in writing. If you’re having trouble getting the documents you need related to the investment, it’s a big sign that something isn’t right.
  • You don’t understand the product. If the investment or your broker’s investment strategy doesn’t seem to make sense, ask questions. If your broker can’t answer or can’t seem to explain it in language you understand, you may want to steer clear.

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  • More than $350,000,000 Recovered
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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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