Real Life Regulators: Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners
EPISODE 5: This episode will focus on a Ponzi scheme case with many twists and turns involving a narcissist who will even pitch an investment idea to the prosecutors, fires his defense attorney during the trial, and asks for a life sentence, just to name a few.
Real Life Regulators: Fake Talent Search Mastermind Leads to Broken Hearts Instead of Topping the Charts
EPISODE 4: Today’s episode mirrors a soap opera script. A charismatic bachelor who professes to have Hollywood connections lures multiple women from dating websites and promises them fame, money, and love and delivers on none. Romance scams occurs when a scammer uses the illusion of a romantic relationship to steal from the victim. Romance scams are some of the more heartbreaking scams out there because often, the victims crave love and attention more so than the money they have lost.
Real Life Regulators: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:
EPISODE 3: After receiving a tip from adult protective services, the Securities Department at the Office of the Montana State Auditor began an investigation into a man allegedly using bank accounts of fellow church members as a personal piggy bank. When all was said and done, more than $2 million was unaccounted for. Thankfully, Montana securities regulators were there to help.
Real Life Regulators: Swindled by the Son She Never Had
EPISODE 2: The American dream is at the heart of this episode, which features the story of a young immigrant who comes to the United States and becomes a successful entrepreneur through her strong work ethic. Her retirement becomes anything but comfortable after she meets a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Real Life Regulators: The Advisor and the Widow
Episode 1: In this premier episode, investigators and lawyers from the Connecticut Department of Banking’s Securities and Business Investment Division, discuss how an unscrupulous financial advisor took advantage of a widowed client.