Investigations into investment fraud are conducted when investors believe their funds are vulnerable in fraudulent or illegal offerings, and for the individuals who were scammed out of their money.
The private-investing arm of Norton Investigation, known as Norton Intelligence, handles cases for private investors, along with corporations, law firms, and federal regulators.
Investigation of all forms of investment fraud starts with a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Investment Fraud: Understand the Risks, and Get Your Money Back
The sale of stocks or investment contracts based on false or misleading information is a practice that is prohibited under securities laws, stock laws, and investment laws.
With low risk, most investment frauds promise high returns.
Their sales pitches may arrive without their knowledge, via email or telephone, from companies or brokers they have never heard of.
Once the ‘opportunity’ has vanished, there is no time to do proper due diligence before putting capital at risk.
This type of crime can frequently lead to large financial losses.
Investigation is conducted to identify and hold accountable those who have misappropriated the client’s funds, as well as provide clear reporting to support settlement demands, lawsuits, and criminal prosecution.
Tracing and locating assets may be part of the investigation, as well.
looking into a possible fraud case
Investigation in a fraud examination focuses on gathering and analyzing the relevant facts.
We identify those who are responsible and use independent investigation, fact-finding, and interviews to determine their involvement.
We document both the total financial losses and the extent of the losses.
To make settlement negotiations and recovering funds from a failed scheme easier, findings from a fraud examination may provide important leverage.
Even the most incorrigible fraudsters may choose to return investors’ funds rather than face the prospect of career-ruining lawsuits, regulatory enforcement, or criminal prosecution when confronted with evidence of their wrongdoing and personal liability.
The report is especially valuable if the fraudster refuses to return the money, providing a step-by-step explanation of complex scams, supported by the testimony of a licensed investigator.
When the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Justice, and other federal, state, and foreign regulatory agencies work together to investigate and prosecute investment fraud, we can help our clients, as well as other fraud victims, reclaim lost money and properties.
financial investment fraud can take many forms
Variations of a familiar theme make up the majority of investment frauds.
Schemes that have long been in use to generate funds and gain control over others are typically employed by promoters who seek profit and influence victims.
Fraud detection, investigation, and prevention is enhanced when fraud is identified as a commonly used type of investment fraud.
- – Pump and Dump
- – Forex (Foreign Currency)
- – Cryptocurrency
- – Precious Metals
- – Ponzi Schemes
- – Prime Bank
- – Advance Fee
- – Affinity Fraud
- – Online Investment
Regaining financial stability and restitution
Finding out where the money went is among the most urgent needs for people who have lost money through investment fraud.
Over the past several years, Norton Intelligence has handled the asset search and asset discovery efforts for those who were victims of large-scale international investment frauds.
We have located $1.2 billion in assets for our clients.
When conducting an internal audit, we look for, among other things, the names of the bank and brokerage accounts, businesses and other interests, personal trusts, real property, vehicles, and airplanes as well as other domestic, foreign, and offshore holdings.