Contra Costa County
Many people may not realize that securities fraud and other types of financial fraud schemes are a common occurrence — even in Contra Costa County. Seniors and people of all ages regularly fall victim to scams, which can cost them their life savings.
Just recently, news reports from Contra Costa County told the tragic story of one widowed hairdresser who was swindled out of more than $139,000 and another 90-year-old victim who lost $171,200 to a scam that she fell for after an unscrupulous con-artist tricked the pastor of her church.
Whenever victims fall prey to financial fraud schemes, understanding their rights is vital. While recovering lost funds is not always possible, victims often have options to try to gt their money back. Civil claims can make recovering funds possible if a trusted attorney helps victims to identify and pursue a case against a financial professional or financial advising firm who is responsible for fraud.
Financial Fraud and Securities Fraud are Common in Contra Costa County
The Contra Costa County financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. have extensive experience helping fraud victims pursue civil remedies when they suffer financial damage.
Evans Law Firm is known throughout Contra Costa County because of our passionate advocacy for clients and several decades of in-depth knowledge of how to effectively stand up to financial firms and scammers. We are not afraid to take on big companies, including some of California’s major insurance companies and some of the state’s most prominent financial advisory firms if those companies or advisors engage in dishonest actions.
Contra Costa County residents are prime crime victims because of high incomes for many households. Median household income in Contra Costa County tops $80,000, according to census data. This is well above the national average. Investing extra income is common among Contra Costa residents, and you deserve to be able to count on the advisors and institutions that provide you with help.
California law requires investment advisors to register and the rules regarding who constitutes an investment advisor are defined in California’s corporate code in Section C 25009. Both California and the federal government impose strict rules on investment advisors.
There are also many federal regulations applicable to any company that sells securities. Unfortunately, despite laws aimed at protecting consumers from unscrupulous investment advisors and dishonest businesses, many Contra Costa residents fall victim to different types of financial fraud, including securities fraud, all the time.
If you are the victim of financial fraud, a civil case can be the most direct way to pursue a claim that could make it possible for you to recover your lost funds from dishonest financial professionals. Evans Law Firm, Inc. will fight for your right to obtain a legal remedy that could help recompense you for as much of what you lost as possible. Give us a call today at 415-441-8669 or contact us via email to speak with one of our attorneys and find out how we can help you.