There are many different types of securities or investment fraud but they all have the same theme. Somebody that you relied on for investment advice was incompetent or violated your trust. These violations can take many forms, from a bad broker, a crooked investment advisor, a Ponzi scheme, or the sale of an unregistered security.
Besides bringing claims of civil fraud, there can also be causes of action filed for negligence, violations of Securities Laws, RICO violations, and breaches of fiduciary duty.
Many investment schemes are securities disguised as limited partnerships or joint ventures. This is typical with oil and gas investments which commonly “cold call” potential victims with promises of quick and easy returns.
Other investment schemes can involve real estate or obscure foreign investments. Such schemes will seek to take advantage of the investor’s limited knowledge with promises of lucrative returns and little risk.
Stock Brokers can breach your confidence and recommend mutual funds and other investments which pay an undisclosed commission to your broker. They can also deliver incompetent advice which results in heavy losses. Almost all such brokers are registered with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).
The Meyerson Law Firm has years of experience in handling claims through various methods such as FINRA arbitration, civil claims, mediation, asset seizure, receiverships, and garnishment. Regardless of the strategy, the focus is always on moving quickly and aggressively to recover lost investment funds.
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