The National Futures Association (NFA) warns of imposter scams. The Association has noticed a recent uptick in scams perpetrated by fraudsters posing as NFA staff or agents.
Typically, these scammers promise to assist individuals in recovering funds lost in an investment scheme in return for a fee. NFA reminds investors that NFA staff will never solicit payment or fees from investors for any reason.
These scams often begin with the fraudster, posing as an NFA employee or agent, a lawyer, a government official or a consumer advocate, sending an unsolicited message to a recently defrauded victim. The message, often sent via social media, an app or email, may attempt to establish false credibility by containing specific details pertaining to a particular fraud.
The scammer offers the victim…