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FSC Securities Corporation

Background Information

FSC Securities Corporation is a broker-dealer based in Atlanta, Georgia with 1,375 registered representatives and 639 branch offices. They have been a member of FINRA since 1977 and have more than $34.6 billion total client assets under administration. FSC Securities Corp. is a part of Advisor Group, a network of wealth management firms with more than 7,000 affiliated advisors across the country.

Regulatory Violations

FSC Securities Corporation’s publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report lists 52 disclosures, including 28 regulatory events and 16 arbitrations.

FSC Ordered to Pay $844,335 for Numerous Account Problems

In October 2013, FSC Securities Corporation was ordered to pay compensatory damages to nine clients due to their investments in Price Financial Group and Montgomery Growth Fund. They alleged breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, omission of facts, suitability, failure to supervise, negligence, and other charges through FINRA arbitration dispute resolution. The claimants requested $1,453,651 and were awarded $844,335.

Ponzi Scheme Securities Sales Leads to $1.3 Million in Damages

In September 2014, a group of investors filed a FINRA dispute resolution claim against FSC Securities Corporation, alleging that they were sold “unspecified fraudulent securities as part of a ponzi scheme.” They alleged account-related failure to supervise and account-related negligence and requested a total of $1,423,203 in relief. In August 2015, a FINRA arbitration panel found FSC Securities Corporation liable and ordered them to pay $1,282,559 in compensatory damages.

Risky REIT, an Unsuitable Investment, FINRA Awards Compensatory Damages

In March 2015, claimants in Illinois filed a FINRA dispute resolution claim and requested financial relief from FSC Securities Corporation after they recommended an investment in a real estate investment trust (REIT) called American Realty Capital Properties, as a safe investment. The claimants “asserted that the REIT was a high-risk investment that was unsuitable for their risk tolerance and investment goals.” They asserted breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty of reasonable care and professional malfeasance, misrepresentations and omissions, and unsuitable recommendations in violation of FINRA Rules of Conduct Section 2310. They requested $80,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages. The arbitrator agreed about the compensatory damages, but not the punitive damages, and in February 2016 the claimants were awarded $70,333.

Silver Law Group

Silver Law Group is a nationally recognized securities and investment fraud law firm with Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ “AV” rated lawyers that handle all securities arbitration matters on a contingency fee basis. The Law Firm, at no cost to investors will review account activity and account statements to determine whether there was any misconduct, whether there are damages and the legal causes of action. We investigate all sales practice violations, while taking into consideration the investor’s age, investment background, and the relationship between the investor and the brokerage firm and its financial advisor. According to securities industry rules and regulations, unsuitable investment advice, securities concentration, fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions of material facts, breach of fiduciary duty, conflicts of interest, variable annuity switching are among the causes of action that may be available to investors in claims for damages against brokerage firms and their financial advisors in a securities arbitration claim filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). We represent investors in FINRA arbitration claims on a contingency fee basis.

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