Securities Fraud—A Basic Overview
The nation’s economy is increasingly dependent on the success and integrity of the securities and commodities markets. As a result, the FBI diligently investigates criminal activity in the markets and against investors whenever it arises.
The term Securities Fraud covers a wide range of illegal activities, all of which involve the deception of investors or the manipulation of financial markets.
Common Scams—Be on the Lookout for Fraud
High Yield Investment Frauds
Ponzi & Pyramid Schemes
Advance Fee Schemes
Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 2019 A former precious metals trader at the New York offices of a U.S. bank and a Canadian bank pleaded guilty today to attempted price manipulation of precious metals futures contracts, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s […]