Haussmann forensic financial research is primarily engaged with operational research regarding financial calamities for which the main task is researching international investment fraud. As an increasing number of people choose alternative and unregulated investments this has led to a significant rise in finance related crimes, examples of which are: boiler room fraud; forex fraud pyramided structures; securities fraud; binary options and recovery rooms.
Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws.[Offers of risky investment opportunities to unsophisticated investors who are unable to evaluate risk adequately and cannot afford loss of capital is a central problem.
Securities fraud can also include outright theft from investors (embezzlement by stockbrokers), stock manipulation, misstatements on a public company’s financial reports, and lying to corporate auditors. The term encompasses a wide range of other actions, including insider trading, front running and other illegal acts on the trading floor of a stock or commodity exchange.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which loosely regulates the foreign exchange market in the United States,
has noted an increase in the amount of unscrupulous activity in the non-bank foreign exchange industry.
Between 2001 and 2006 the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has prosecuted more than 80 cases involving the defrauding of more than 23,000 customers who lost $350 million. From 2001 to 2007, about 26,000 people lost $460 million in forex frauds.
Boiller room fraud:
The term boiler room, from a financial fraud perspective, refers to an outbound call center selling questionable investments by telephone.
It typically refers to a room where criminals employ high pressure and dishonest sales tactics, sometimes selling penny stocks, private placements or committing outright stock fraud…
The classic image of a boiler room is that it has an undisclosed relationship with the companies it promotes,
or an undisclosed profit motive for promoting those companies.
Once the insider investors are in place, a boiler room promotes (via telephone calls to brokerage clients or spam email) these thinly traded stocks where there is no actual market. The brokers of the boiler room actually « create » a market by attracting buyers, whose demand for the stock drives up the price; this gives the owners of the company enough volume to sell their shares at a profit, a form of ‘pump and dump’ operation where the original investors profit at the expense of the investors taken in by the boiler room operation.
At present there are hundreds of fraudulent companies active in Belgium.
On the site of the FSMA you can check all the companies, each day this list gets longer.
What can do HAUSSMANN for you?
Are you or your company a victim of any kind of (international) fraud?
If so, you can contact (free of obligation) HAUSSMANN financial research and make an appointment with our experienced employees.
We have experts in any field from forex, derivatives, shares or any financial product you wish.
Our approach is based on years of experience of working for leading financial institutions with a tested approach:
We map the type of fraud that you may have been a victim of
We investigate the company that sold fraudulent products or embezzled you of your cash
We investigate the individuals behind the fraudulent organisation
We will instigiate the first line legal actions on your behalf
We advice you about the possible subsequent steps for the recovery of your money
HAUSSMANN has a significant international network spanning many countries and we are confident that we will be able to assist you
with all kinds of financial fraud and asset recovery.
Every minute wasted could mean more of your money being stolen, don’t hesitate and phone us today.