Investment fraud is any behavior related to investments that involves outright lies, omissions, or violations of the state or federal securities law. Fraud encompasses a wide variety of scams and behaviors, but at the core, they all involve making markets less fair. Investors who are unlucky enough to be caught up in the scheme may not realize until it’s too late and they have lost considerable money.
And, of course, all investors suffer when the market isn’t fair. Financial advisors, issuers, brokers and others make substantial profits from the sale of investments even if an investment is unprofitable or fails to perform.
Our investment fraud lawyers help victims of this kind of fraud hold the wrongdoers responsible—and, whenever possible, recover some or all of the money they lost. The Silver Law Group exclusively represents investors in fraud cases. Our attorneys are career securities lawyers and investor advocates. We understand this complex, specialized area of the law very well—and we use that knowledge to fight for your rights.
Guard Your Investments
Investment fraud isn’t just the kind of outright deception conjured up by the word “fraud.” Although pyramid and Ponzi schemes—which are fraudulent investment schemes with no chance of creating real returns—unfortunately, remain common, there are plenty of more subtle types of fraud. Those include fraud perpetrated by otherwise legitimate broker-dealers or other market participants include claims for suitability, overconcentration and breach of fiduciary duty. Pump-n-dumps and manipulating the price of a security are also forms of fraud, and they may go undetected when they’re associated with an established financial firm.
Precisely because fraud is a serious risk, the financial industry is tightly regulated in the United States. Multiple government agencies, including the SEC and FINRA, oversee different parts of the market and do their best to prevent fraud. In serious cases, such as pyramid or Ponzi schemes, they may pass the case on to federal prosecutors, who can pursue criminal charges against the wrongdoers. These kinds of prosecutions have resulted in very large and high-profile cases worth many millions of dollars.
However, these government agencies are dedicated to protecting the government’s interest in creating a free and fair market. That’s a worthy goal, but it’s different from protecting the interests of defrauded investors and recovering money for victims. To recover the money stolen from you by the wrongdoer, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to achieve restitution.
Hire a Top Investment Fraud Lawyer
The Silver Law Group can help. Our lead attorney, Scott Silver, started his career as a defense lawyer for financial firms that were in trouble with regulators or had been sued. He changed sides almost twenty years ago and now uses that experience to help defrauded investors get as much of their investment back as he can. He has handled investor fraud lawsuits for numerous clients and has been called upon for the same work by many trustees or SEC receivers handling the aftermath of a Ponzi scheme.
If you’ve lost significant money because you put your trust in someone who didn’t deserve it, don’t wait to call the Silver Law Group. We offer free, confidential consultations, meetings at which you can talk to us about your situation and your options. To set one up, call us today at 1-800-975-4345 or send us a message online.