Experienced Investors and 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

How Do Experienced Investors Manage to Get Fooled by Ponzi Schemes and Other Investment Scams?

Although doing your research before you invest can go a long way toward protecting you from investment scams, it’s easier than you might think to get lured into financial fraud. The fraudsters who run Ponzi schemes and similar scams are often very good at what they do. In fact, many of them have been working in the securities industry for years. So, how is it that experienced investors keep falling for the same old tricks? There are a few reasons:

  • It’s just hard to say “no” to the opportunity. Sometimes the promises of high returns are just too hard to resist—especially for people who are at a financially vulnerable point in their life.
  • Many fraudsters target people whom they’ve done business with in the past. Many fraudsters choose their victims from among their legitimate business contacts—meaning they already have a relationship that was trustworthy in the past.
  • All the documents look legitimate and show gains. Many fraudsters make use of falsified documents or made-up letterhead. As long as investors receive regular statements that show reasonable activity, they’re unlikely to look much further.
  • They heard about it from someone they trust. Sadly, many investment scams and Ponzi schemes move through families or communities like wildfire once they get going, and it’s easy for targeted victims to let the research slide when they hear the recommendation from someone they trust.

If you have lost money in a Ponzi scheme or investment scam, reach out to the experienced securities fraud lawyers with Meyer Wilson. We’d be happy to discuss your rights and options in a completely free and confidential consultation. Attorney David Meyer has also provided information on the aftermath of a Ponzi scheme in his post for the American Bar Association. Give us a call today or fill out our confidential online contact form for more information.

You can also learn more about recovering losses after a Ponzi scheme by watching Attorney Dave Meyer's video below.

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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.
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    - D.V.
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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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