Unregistered Securities Whistleblower Lawyer
The sale of unregistered stocks can easily put inexperienced investors at risk. If you have knowledge of such activity, an unregistered securities whistleblower lawyer can help you take your information to the SEC and recover a financial reward.
In all but a few very specific situations, it is illegal to sell unregistered securities. The sale of these stocks is often a strong indication of a scam taking place, which makes these trades of interest to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Are you aware of the sale of stocks that haven’t been registered with the SEC? If so, you could receive a monetary reward for submitting your information. An unregistered securities whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can review your information and help you determine whether the SEC is likely to act and what your next step should be.
Why Is Trading Unregistered Securities Illegal?
Stocks must be registered with the SEC before they can be sold or traded to investors. This law is in place because such stocks are often high-risk, and the SEC doesn’t feel that the average investor is experienced enough to make an informed decision regarding these securities.
Furthermore, a number of offering fraud scams involve unregistered stocks. The fraudster usually presents the offering as private and exclusive; something that’s too good for the unwitting investor to pass up. Many of these scams include the promise of guaranteed returns, something that’s simply not possible with securities.
Because of this, the SEC takes the sale of these stocks very seriously. An unregistered securities whistleblower lawyer from our firm can help you submit your tip to the SEC anonymously. If your information results in an investigation that recovers over $1,000,000 in sanctions, you can be rewarded with 10 to 30 percent of this money.
When Is Selling or Issuing Unregistered Stocks Legal?
It’s important to be aware that there are some situations in which trading or issuing unregistered securities is perfectly legal. For example, a company can issue its own unregistered securities to its employees as part of its employee benefits package. However, these individuals cannot then sell these securities without first notifying the SEC.
Additionally, companies are allowed to sell unregistered stocks to what are called “qualified investors.” To be considered qualified, an investor must have a net worth of at least $1,000,000 and have an extremely high income of at least $200,000 per year for an individual or $300,000 per year for a married couple. The SEC views these experienced investors as being at less risk of suffering from the dangers possible with these stocks.
Advice from an Unregistered Stocks Whistleblower Lawyer
At Meissner Associates, we have extensive knowledge of securities fraud law, and we’ve been putting it to use on behalf of whistleblowers since 2001. We know what sort of information the SEC is looking for, and we can help you determine if your knowledge of unregistered stock trading is likely to result in a financial reward.
To get an honest, in-depth analysis from an unregistered securities whistleblower lawyer, just complete the confidential tip evaluation form at the bottom of this page. You can also arrange your free evaluation by calling our office directly at 1-866-764-3100.