Swindlers and the power of persuasion

Fraudsters use the power of persuasion

Several posts have referenced convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes recently because the Theranos scandal is a good example of how the power of persuasion can lead to innocent investors losing substantial amounts. Many of those who invested in Theranos were shrewd and experienced. And yet, they were completely unaware of the fraud taking place under their…

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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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