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Investment Fraud

Was it a scam? Was it fraud? Was it a scheme? Promised very high returns? Did they disappear after you sent money?

Was the opportunity too good to be true?

Investment scams / Investment fraud

Advance fee scam

An advance fee scam occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value—such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift—and then receives little or nothing in return. This also may involve the offering of investments, lottery winnings, “found money,” or many other “opportunities.” Some scams require their clients to sign contracts in which they agree to pay the fee when they are introduced to the financing source. Victims often learn that they are ineligible for financing only after they have paid the “finder” according to the contract. In some cases, the scammers just stop contact and disappear.

Investment cold call scam

A scammer claiming to be a stock broker or portfolio manager calls you and offers financial or investments advice. They will claim what they are offering is low-risk and will provide you with quick and high returns, or encourage you to invest in overseas companies. The scammer's offer will sound legitimate and they may have resources to back up their claims.  They will be persistent, and may keep calling you back.

Share promotions and hot tips scam

The scammer encourages you to buy shares in a company that they predict is about to increase in value. You may be contacted by email or the message will be posted in a forum. The message will seem like an inside tip and stress that you need to act quickly. The scammer is trying to boost the price of stock so they can sell shares they have already bought, and make a huge profit. The share value will then go down dramatically.

In general, investment fraud involves the illegal sale or purported sale of financial instruments. The typical investment fraud schemes are characterized by offers of low- or no-risk investments, guaranteed returns, overly-consistent returns, complex strategies, or unregistered securities. Examples of investment fraud include advance fee fraudPonzi schemespyramid schemes, and market manipulation fraud.

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