Q: Do I have civil or criminal liability if I unknowingly referred someone to an investment that turned out to be a scam?
The person I referred lost money. I did not receive any money from the person I referred or the investor.
There are attorneys on this board who are knowledgeable in securities-related matters who could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL premise, for someone to be liable for scamming or defrauding someone, it usually has to be shown that they had an intent to deceive or misrepresent something upon which the victim relied upon to their detriment and suffered harm. There could be other elements, maybe whether a duty was owed to the person in terms of professional judgment or other issues. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to one of the attorneys here (or an attorney you locate on your own) who is knowledgeable in this industry who could offer the most meaningful guidance. Good luck
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