False Filing Whistleblower Lawyer
False filings made by companies and stock traders put the entire market at risk. You can keep investors safe by submitting your tip to the SEC with the help of a false filing whistleblower lawyer.
Investors can’t make informed trading decisions if they don’t possess all the relevant information. That’s just a simple fact.
Incomplete information is bad enough, but things get worse when investors are fed incorrect or misleading information, leading them to make trades they wouldn’t have otherwise.
One source of incorrect information is false filings made by companies who don’t want to disclose the true state of their finances or by investors attempting to manipulate the market.
If you know of such misleading documentation, a false filing whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can help you report it to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
False Filings and Market Manipulation
Fraud schemes sometimes hinge on filing false documentation that misleads investors and manipulates the market. For example, a group of investors who owns a particular stock might make a false filing (such as through a Schedule 13D) that declares their intention to purchase all of the issuing company’s shares at a price well above the market value.
Investors looking to make a quick profit will then buy up the shares, which will in turn drive up the price. The fraudsters can then sell their shares at the higher price and make a second false filing that essentially nullifies the first.
This false filing scheme has the potential to make the fraudsters a substantial amount of money—but at the price of defrauding hundreds of investors of their money.
False Filings and Financial Disclosures
In other cases, false filings might be used to hide the true state of a company’s finances. Corporations are required to submit financial information to their shareholders on a regular basis, as well as make regular reports to the SEC (such as through the Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K).
False filings made through any of these forms could grossly misrepresent a company’s health to both the SEC and investors. In the event that the company fails or the false filing is abruptly revealed, it could greatly destabilize the financial markets.
False filings of this sort are of particular interest to the SEC, and a false filing whistleblower attorney can help you submit your tip to the SEC while protecting you from retaliation made by the company targeted by the SEC investigation.
Blow the Whistle on False Filings
Meissner Associates knows whistleblower law like few other firms do. Our founder helped develop the Dodd-Frank rules that govern how the SEC protects and rewards whistleblowers.
If you’ve discovered a false filing, we can help you determine what your next step should be. We’ll examine your tip and inform you of how likely the SEC is to launch an investigation based on it.
Get a free, 100 percent confidential tip evaluation from a false filing whistleblower lawyer today. To contact Meissner Associates, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 1-866-764-3100.