Strong Advocacy from Experienced Ponzi Scheme Lawyers for Victims
Holding stockbrokers and accomplices liable for their outrageous actions
In Ponzi schemes, investors give their money to a broker or manager, who controls the Ponzi operation. Investors are not typically aware that their investments depend on the ability of the operator to continually court new investors. They do not know they are part of a scheme at all, and usually do not find out until the operator or manager has run off with all of the money – or is arrested and charged with securities fraud.
The Frankowski Firm has the experience and financial acumen to determine when investments are part of a Ponzi scheme, how to prove the scheme took place, who ran the illegal operation, and how to demand full compensation for any losses. Richard Frankowski, the founder of the law firm, has been fighting for the rights of investors who have been defrauded for 15 years. If an investor lied to you about where your investments were going and stole your money, we know how to help.
What are the red flags of a Ponzi Scheme?
The SEC lists a number of “red flags” which may indicate a Ponzi scheme. They include:
- High investment returns with little or no risk
- Overly consistent returns
- Unregistered investments
- Unlicensed sellers
- Secretive and/or complex strategies
- Issues with paperwork
- Difficulty receiving payments
- Investment returns written on broker’s personal bank account
- Sales tactics involving last minute opportunities to get in on a deal
- Sales tactics involving opportunities to get in on a deal only because another person just got out
- Requests by broker to rollover returns into a new investment opportunity
- Promissory notes drafted by broker to guaranty the investment return
Who can bring a claim in a Ponzi scheme?
Because Ponzi schemes are a form of securities fraud, the government will likely criminally charge the operator. Investors may be able to bring civil claims against the operator or firm. The best chances of recovery occur when the broker was actually registered with a firm that failed to uncover the Ponzi scheme.
Contact an experienced Ponzi scheme lawyer now
Don’t delay. If you have lost your hard-earned money to a Ponzi scheme, the sooner you act, the better. Many operators try to flee and spend their illegal gains quickly. Bringing an action against them can help other investors like you. If you were tricked into believing your investments would be handled correctly when there was never any intent to help you, get help now by calling The Frankowski Firm today. Our Ponzi scheme lawyers are ready to fight for you. Call us at 888-741-7503 or complete the contact form.