Financial Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer
Thousands of investors lose their savings to fraudsters every year. By working with a financial fraud whistleblower attorney, you can protect people and be monetarily rewarded for it.
Financial fraud can essentially be defined as the attempt to deceive someone for financial gain. While financial scams often target lone individuals, ambitious fraudsters can also target entire groups of people—often investors.
When financial fraud occurs on this scale, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) typically steps in and issues sanctions in addition to legal charges. When a whistleblower is responsible for alerting the SEC to the fraud, he or she will then receive a percentage of those sanctions.
If you know of fraud that is putting investors at risk, a financial fraud whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can help you tip off the SEC and claim your reward.
How Do I Recognize Financial Fraud?
Say one thing for fraudsters: They’re creative. From the shockingly simple to the subtle and complex, financial fraud schemes run the gamut.
The one thing they all have in common is misleading someone in order to enrich the fraudster. It’s possible for fraud scams to run for years before either collapsing or being exposed. When they are exposed, it’s usually because someone figured out what was really going on and decided to do the right thing and blow the whistle.
Listed below are some of the most common forms of financial fraud investigated by the SEC:
- Pyramid schemes
- Money laundering
- Offering fraud
Be Rewarded for Reporting Financial Scams
If your financial fraud whistleblower tip results in an investigation that levies sanctions in excess of $1,000,000, the SEC will reward you with between 10 and 30 percent of the money collected. Reporting financial fraud isn’t just the right thing to do because it protects innocent investors—it can also be incredibly lucrative.
Obtaining the largest whistleblower reward means acting quickly, however. The SEC will only credit you for your information if it’s the first they’ve heard of it. If another whistleblower submits the same tip before you, you’ll lose your opportunity to claim a reward.
The SEC also takes into account whether you hesitated an unreasonably long time before exposing the fraud. If you’re worried about being retaliated against, don’t be. Under Dodd-Frank, you have a number of robust legal protections, and working with a whistleblower attorney will allow you to remain anonymous while submitting your tip.
Become a Financial Fraud Whistleblower
Meissner Associates is a whistleblower law firm with in-depth knowledge of the SEC’s rules protecting and rewarding whistleblowers—our firm’s founder helped write them. This is exactly the type of knowledge and experience you want on your side when reporting a tip to the SEC.
Let us help you determine if your knowledge of financial fraud is likely to result in an SEC investigation that will see you financially rewarded. Your information will be handled with respect and kept 100 percent confidential.
Submit a free tip for review by an experienced financial fraud whistleblower lawyer. Simply complete the form at the bottom of the page or call us directly at 1-866-764-3100.