Category: protecting investors

Why the Collapse of Option Sellers is Troubling and Tragic but Unsurprising

The business run by James Cordier and his colleagues (Option Sellers) was full of red flags from our perspective as Investor Rights Attorneys: Investing in energy options within self-directed IRAs; purportedly “conservative” strategies with high returns that involved leveraged energy option investing; a sales pitch that required high minimums to invest, along with a theme that investing with Option Sellers would make you “one of the elite”; and accounts apparently […]

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Self Directed IRAs | Huge Red Flags That You Should Look For

Nov 21, 2018 / protecting investors

In our ongoing weekly video series, Chris Vernon explains why when someone asks you to invest in something but it requires you to open a self-directed IRA, it should starting ringing some warning bells. Whenever you are dealing with an IRA you are dealing with your retirement savings and that means these are funds that you do not want to put at risk. Find out more here:   For a […]

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The Dangers of Trusting Business Brokers When Loaning or Investing

Oct 17, 2018 / protecting investors

Business brokers are traditionally considered to be professionals who are in the business of finding a buyer for someone who wants to sell a successful business in lieu of a succession plan. Recently, however, we have received several calls from people who have simply invested in or loaned money to a business that was recommended by a questionable “Business Broker.” From our perspective, this is generally a bad idea for […]

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