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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 Can I Verify That an Investment I Learned About Online Isn’t a Scam?

As more and more investors turn to the Internet to learn about new investments and manage their portfolios, more and more scam artists are also moving their scams online. If you are offered a new investment opportunity online, especially if you received the offer unsolicited, then you should probably take extra steps to ensure that you’re not being coaxed into a scam. Here are three basic steps you can take to check out the investment and the promoter:

  • Always arrange a face-to-face meeting with the promoter at his or her office. Meeting in person gives you a chance to get a better “feel” for the person promoting the investment, and meeting at his or her place of employment can give you insight into how the promoter and the firm operate. Be wary if the promoter does not want to meet with you in person or doesn’t have a professional office where you can meet.
  • After the meeting, verify the information you were given. Review the documents you were given, seek additional information, and check out the promoter and the investment with state and federal regulators. To help you get started, both FINRA and the SEC offer valuable, free tools on their websites.
  • Always get another opinion. Whether you choose to discuss the investment with another trusted financial professional or with a trusted family member, it is worth seeking another set of eyes to help you look over any new opportunity. Another person may be able to spot red flags that you missed the first time around.

If you have questions, or if you believe you have already lost money in an investment scam, please reach out to an experienced investment scam lawyer with Meyer Wilson today. You can call us or fill out our easy online contact form.

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  • More than $350,000,000 Recovered
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  • David Meyer is the Immediate Past-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
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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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