Articles Tagged with pyramid scheme

We’ve talked a lot about investment scams in the past. Fraudsters are always finding new ways to take advantage of unwitting investors. However, there are several top investment scams that fraudsters favor and which serve as the basis for many new types of investment fraud.

Investors should recognize most of these, but being able to spot signs of these top investment scams may help you in assessing new potential investment risks or signs of fraud.

Pyramid/PONZI Scheme

logo-squareSome people in Florida and other states try to scam others out of their money instead of making an honest income. Two tricks these con artists use are called Ponzi and pyramid schemes. Knowing how these methods of deception work can help you protect your money, but a Florida investment fraud attorney could help if you have already fallen victim to one of these schemes.

Ponzi Scheme

In a Ponzi scheme, someone lures others in by telling them about a supposed investment opportunity with little risk that yields a high reward. This sounds too good to be true because it is as these schemes are funded by paying existing investors with the money from new investors. This scam looks like it works because the earlier investors get paid, but the revenue dries up if there are no new investors or too many investors want to collect their money at the same time.

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