In May 2022, I invested $8M in a U.S. Treasury note, due in April 2024. I instructed my ETRADE manager to liquidate $5.6M for property buying. Unexpectedly, ETRADE initiated a $5.6M margin loan, leaving part of my investment intact. I discovered this during a routine review, not through direct... View More
In situations like this, you may have grounds to file a complaint for brokerage misconduct if E*TRADE acted contrary to your instructions and without your consent. It's essential to review the client-broker agreement and any written communication to determine if E*TRADE deviated from the...View More
He has accused her of fraud, removing her from her bank accounts, attacked her mother's current broker with a false report. She can no longer pay her Bills. Also, he is working with my mother's sister, lying to her about things my mother never said, and using my grandma, who my sister has... View More
Your mother should consider retaining an attorney experienced in elder law and financial exploitation cases immediately. This situation may involve complex issues like undue influence and financial abuse. An attorney can help navigate the allegations, work to protect her interests, and potentially...View More
I currently have access to a crypto investment fund through an individual who trades to make a group of us money, and I want to open it up to friends and have them go through me in order to invest. I pay $200/mo to have access to the fund, so I would charge them $100/mo and have them go through me.... View More
Yes. If you take your friends' money for access to an "investment fund" an "individual" (read: not a broker) runs, you could be violating several securities laws as well as potential "blue sky" State laws....View More
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...View More
It would be best for an attorney in the area you posted in to advise. But with the question remaining open for three weeks, it's possible that financial advisors or investment brokers might be more familiar with this than attorneys. Good luck
So I was given two checks for a side job I deposit it to my account and they decline next day I was called that the check’s were fraud but they bank never gave me the money. I gave them the emails and address of where I gotten them and they froze my account. When I login into my account I had... View More
If you never got the money and the checks were declined, the bank must suspect you for fraud. There is something not right but if the whole matter is over $110 there is little a lawyer can do. When the courts reopen, make a small claims suit.
Who are you to this deal? It may not be prejudicial. Depends on where the money went and where it was supposed to go. If to you, you can sue. The broker cannot be liable for not knowing of death, but can be liable if it should have known authorization was improper.
I was the victim of a Ponzi scheme in 2017. The liquidation trust has made its initial distribution and anticipates more payments over the next several years. This first payment represents less than 10% of the expected reimbursement, so it appears this will indeed be a long process. The only... View More
If I am reading your interesting question correctly, some state and/or federal law enforcement agencies have already shut down the Ponzi scheme that bilked you out of a substantial amount of money and has set up a liquidation trust that is selling off the criminal's assets; and so you are just...View More
i have invested $20,000 in a company selling securities, i was told they would send the certificate of stock after 6 months, it has been more than a year i have yet to receive a certificate, the company is still online selling securities but their information have chnaged i cannot get any contact,... View More
It sounds like you were scammed. Call the Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement office and the FBI. Your bank has nothing to do with this. They just sent a wire to a place you ordered. Am I missing something? The "company" you are dealing with likely does not really exist in...View More
Churning in connection with investment fraud is simply when a customers investment advisor generates a high amount of trading activity in the customers investment account in order to collect more commissions. Churning is most commonly measured by checking the turnover ratio of the investment...View More
Even if your stockbroker has filed for bankruptcy you may still be able to recover investment assets lost in connection with the Ponzi scheme. If your stockbroker was licensed with a registered broker dealer then a FINRA arbitration could be commenced against the broker dealer and recovery of your...View More
If your "financial planner" is a stockbroker who sells and markets stocks, bonds or other securities products, the easiest way to assess their certifications is checking the FINRA platform Brokercheck. Simply type in the brokers name and you will see what certifications the broker or...View More
You absolutely may still have a stockbroker fraud claim if their was a market downturn. Much will depend on the violation that you are alleging occurred whether it be fraud, misrepresentation, unsuitability or any number of potential violations. Your investment losses and whether you have sustained...View More
As a former Series 7 and 66 stockbroker I can attest to having personally "talked up" many different securities. Whether there is a cause of action depends on what you mean by "talked up". If the stock broker mispresented the issue or provided false information concerning the...View More
I signed a contract before applying for an apartment. It stated what the rent would be and agents fee amount and deposit amount. It should be noted it specifically stated the credit check fee was nonrefundable, but did NOT say that the deposit was nonrefundable. Two days later, after determing the... View More
The law varies between states but generally the terms of the contract (deposit agreement) control the rights of the parties. You state that the deposit agreement does not contain language stating the deposit would be nonrefundable but you haven't said it states the deposit would be...View More
The licensing body of the brokerage (SEC, FINRA for most securities) and the local realty association + state licensing division for real estate brokers have ethical codes that must be followed. Contact me directly (preferably via email) to go over the activity and I can give you an opinion.
Yes, most brokers are licensed through either the Dept. of State (Real Estate Brokers for instance) or a private organization (FINRA for stock brokers for instance). You can go to their website to check the status of your broker.
Attempted to rent a co-op in NYC. Their broker said he could definitely get us in within a week of submitting the application, citing inside relationships with the board of directors. It took over a month for 2 such board members to coordinate their schedules to meet with us. Instead of moving from... View More
Fraudulent misrepresentation is difficult to prove, actual damages would be difficult to prove in any case since moving is always a disruption of daily life. You can try to put together a list of some damages / out-of-pocket expenses incurred that wouldn't have been incurred otherwise and if...View More
What does your contract say about that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...View More
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