Ponzi / Investment Fraud

Stuart Miller Solicitors’ leading Fraud Solicitors have robustly defended complex investment Frauds, whether they are Ponzi Schemes, Pyramid Schemes or Boiler Room Frauds.

Whilst there are numerous variations on the schemes, typically, these Investment Frauds offer unrealistically high returns on investment. They operate in small, yet highly sophisticated and talented teams of individuals, all with exceptional customer service and persuasion skills.

The schemes often target a group of people, whether they are the elderly, the rich or those with gambling habits. Information on the victims is usually obtained from online databases, which supply personal and contact details, together with historic information on the victims’ investment profiles.

These schemes go further than merely contacting potential investors using cold-calling methods. They appear totally legitimate and have a unique idea to bring to the market, they have glossy brochures, high-quality websites and countless online reviews to support their presented credibility.

The Fraud Lawyers at this firm have defended those accused of these schemes at all levels. Whether you are accused as the master-mind, the second in command, the marketing assistant, the IT assistant or the floor-operator required to deal with customers; Stuart Miller Solicitors have substantial expertise in understanding your case, your circumstances and the way in which the prosecution will seek to prosecute you.

Given the nature of these schemes, often those involved are unable to disclose the manner in which they sought return on investments. If such information was disclosed, the scheme could never operate and competition would move-in to monopolise on the unique nature of the investment proposed. This is the most important feature in defending Ponzi Fraud or Pyramid Scheme cases. The ability of those at the top of the chain to show how and why their scheme was legitimate and commercially able to succeed and for those at the bottom end to demonstrate they exercised reasonable due-diligence to ensure what they were selling / proposing was a legitimate and honest scheme.

The Fraud Solicitors at this firm have the very best Barristers and QCs to choose from. Reputation is important but we at Stuart Miller Solicitors rely on past Notable Cases to speak of our remarkable abilities in this field.

Early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture. We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us. We can act for you at the police station for free and thereafter, we can help assess your financial eligibility for legal aid. We believe, no matter what your financial position, if you are prosecuted by the State, you must also be defended with funds by the State. Please contact the Fraud team to arrange your meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone.