If an investment opportunity is too good to be true, it may be a scam by a sophisticated criminal. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) regulates one critical part of the securities industry – brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA has created several tools for members of the public to test the validity of an investment. FINRA offers a Scam Meter tool to help investors assess whether an opportunity is too good to be true. FINRA also has a Risk Meter, which determines if an investor shares characteristics and behavior traits that have been shown to make some individuals particularly vulnerable to investment fraud.
If you believe you have been the victim of investment fraud, please contact our office. Investment related litigation is complicated and requires a specific skill set that most lawyers do not possess. Our skilled and experienced lawyers are here to help you recover your losses!