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Fraud Case Studies

Below you’ll find fact patterns (using entirely fictional people) that illustrate several different types of securities fraud.

Affinity Fraud

Aiesha lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is active in her church. Last June, she was approached by a fellow church member about an investment opportunity that he said was too good to miss.

Ponzi Scheme

John was enjoying his retirement in Florida. Looking for ways to stretch his retirement savings, he attended a free seminar sponsored by an independent “financial education” firm.

Pump and Dump Schemes

Robert loves the Internet. He belongs to all the social networking sites and his extensive network is a source of pride. He is linked to everyone.