When you experience securities fraud, it’s vital to take legal action. However, because financial advisors and brokers are licensed professionals, you should also take the time to report their activities to the property authorities. Reporting the action also means recognizing what securities fraud is and how it can impact you.
At Vernon Litigation Group, we want to give you a clear understanding of your rights and options moving forward. We will explain how you can report fraud and what to look for so that you can protect your rights.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission overlooks securities fraud claims. If you experience fraud, you should be sure to report the incident to this government organization with the following information:
- Your full name unless you want to report the incident with anonymity.
- Your contact information, including home mailing address, email addresses, and telephone numbers (if you are not anonymously reporting the incident).
- Contact information for the person or company you believe to be responsible for the fraudulent action.
- Details regarding the fraud and the reason for your report. Include all relevant documents as well.
After you report the fraud, the SEC will evaluate your complaint and investigate to determine what enforcement action is necessary moving forward.
What to Look For
Fraud comes in many forms, and you can lose a significant amount of money because of it. Look for Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, high-yield investments, manipulation, insider trading, and more.
At Vernon Litigation Group, we know how devastating it can be to lose your savings or other income you have. It helps to have someone on your side to hold fraudulent and unscrupulous individuals and companies accountable. You can trust in our Naples securities litigation lawyers to be there for you when you need us most, guiding you through the complex challenges that lie ahead.