Category: Other investment-related information

Useful Tools To Help Conduct Due Diligence on Charities

As a follow up to our previous recommendation that you conduct due diligence on charities before you donate, which can be seen here, we recommend you use Charity Navigator as one of your tools to conduct this due diligence. Although you should source information from multiple sources anytime you are conducting due diligence – whether it be a charity, an investment, an investment professional or some other professional service provider […]

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New York Attorney Pleading with Florida Federal Judge

Nov 30, 2017 / News

According to Law360, a prominent New York attorney is now pleading with the Florida federal judge assigned to his case to avoid jail time for deceptively selling investments. Earlier this year, the Securities Exchange Commission sanctioned this same lawyer for securities violations. Law Degree and Licenses Don’t Make Sales More Legitimate We address this situation as a simple reminder to investors that an investment being pitched to you is not […]

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Get the Facts About Timeshare Fraud

Timeshares are arrangements in which several investors jointly own a property and have the right to use the land as a vacation spot based on a time-sharing agreement. There are dozens of companies in Florida that market timeshares as cost-effective ways for buyers to get the vacation homes of their dreams. Unfortunately, a lot of timeshare promoters and sellers pitch these investments in deceptive and sometimes fraudulent manners. 3 Signs […]

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Deloitte Reports Cyberattack on Monday

Sep 29, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Ian Fleming, author of the legendary James Bond series, once observed (speaking through the character Auric Goldfinger): “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time, it’s enemy action.” A disturbing pattern may be emerging with Monday’s news of yet another high-profile data breach directed towards America’s financial backbone. Over the preceding three weeks, Equifax (one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus) and the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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