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  • Attorney David Meyerhas been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America® for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs every year since 2011.

  • Attorney David Meyer was selected as the 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs for Columbus, OH by Best Lawyers®.

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A Big Name Firm Doesn’t Mean Little Risk

Trusting your investment portfolio with a big name firm may seem like a conservative decision. The common assumption is that the risk of investment fraud is lower with a big company versus a smaller brokerage. People frequently make the mistake of believing that investment fraud only results from the tactics of a scam artist, but it can happen even at the reputable firms.

According to a recent report, investing with a bigger firm could actually put you at a higher risk of fraud. The report, which was from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brings light to a problem facing investors. According to the report, which was covered by Investment News, 16 percent of fraud cases that were brought by the SEC involved broker-dealers. This number has gone up since 2008, as broker-dealers were tied to only 9 percent of fraud cases that year.

This report shows that scam artists aren’t the only culprits of fraud. Sometimes, the culprits are the large brokerage firms that many investors have come to trust. As an investor, it is imperative that you take the appropriate steps to protect yourself from fraud. For example:

  1. Closely monitor the activity of your account.
  2. Review monthly account statements.
  3. Don’t hesitate to ask your broker questions.
  4. Educate yourself on the signs of broker fraud.

Have more questions? Do not hesitate to contact our investment loss attorneys today!

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You trusted your financial advisor with your money, but now you're left wondering what went wrong. If you or a loved one suffered losses because of investment misconduct, Meyer Wilson can step in and fight to recover your losses. The team of investment fraud lawyers at the firm has been helping people like you since 1999 by winning judgments, settlements and verdicts worth hundreds of millions of dollars against brokerage firms, financial advisors and banks.

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