Lessons to learn from the Theranos investment fraud

Lessons to learn from the Theranos investment scandal

An interesting article in the San Diego Union-Tribune explores the issue of due diligence in the Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos investment fraud case. Author Neil Senturia offers amateur investors sound advice about the unregulated investment market. In his article, Senturia claims that: “… talking to a group of wealthy investors confirmed my suspicion that there…

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CEO Holmes found guilty of investor scam

High-profile CEO Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of fraud

Elizabeth Holmes has become the the latest high-profile CEO to be found guilty of an investor scam. The CEO and founder of blood testing start-up Theranos faces sentencing in September after committing two counts of wire fraud, and two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud. Aged 19, Holmes set out to create a cheaper, less…

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How to make choices for unregulated investments

How to make choices for unregulated investments

There are many companies out there claiming to offer investors glorious returns, the dream scenario. They lure you in with promises and assurances that you’ll get far more investing with them than with banks. While that may be true on occasion, often these investment opportunities are unregulated. What is an unregulated investment? A business must…

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How to protect yourself in an unregulated investment

Sometimes when an investment goes wrong, you can be left feeling really isolated, powerless, and hopeless. You may think: “How can I, one individual, fight this?” But few creditors are aware of the power they can obtain simply by uniting with others – because unity is strength. So, we’re here to shed some light on…

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Due diligence, the best remedy for cons and scams

Research your investments

Navigating the world of investments is no mean feat. It’s almost like walking through a beautiful bazaar with lots of shiny items, and smiling vendors luring you into buying their sparkling goods. They all look good from the off, so how are you supposed to know who’s offering a good deal? Luckily, in the world…

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Navigating the world of scam investments

Navigating the world of scams

Trying to understand the world of investments sometimes feels like wading through a minefield. Frankly, it can be a little overwhelming. Let’s say you’re ready to invest your hard-earned cash, but don’t know where to start. The first aspect to get savvy on is scams! Get familiar with the different types. Due to technology, they…

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