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What To Do If You Are Involved In A Ponzi Scheme

A Ponzi scheme is when investors are lured into investing money in an enterprise that really does not exist.  Established investors are paid with the money generated by new investors.  Often, a pyramid scheme may turn out to be a Ponzi scheme.  At Gaydos & Duffer, P.C., we have seen innocent people in the middle […]

I May be Involved in a Ponzi Scheme

Some people who believed they were involved in a legitimate business enterprise find themselves under investigation for their participation in conducting a Ponzi scheme.  A Ponzi scheme is when a person entices people to invest their money in an enterprise with the promise of a high and fast return.  The catch is that the investment […]

How to Recognize a Ponzi Scheme

Say the name Bernie Madoff and most people recognize the name as the person who was the organizer of one of the most successful Ponzi schemes in history. For more than 20 years, he convinced investors to trust him to invest their money. He made promises about the return on their investments that were simply […]

What is the Definition of White-Collar Crime?

White collar crime generally involves government agencies or businesses who have engaged in non-violent crimes that are financially motivated. According to the FBI, it “includes public corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering, to name a few.” At Gaydos Duffer, P.C., we primarily deal with the Department of Justice, the Securities […]