Pyramid scheme fraud - defence solicitors

We have a team of expert fraud lawyers specialising in dealing with pyramid investment fraud. A pyramid scheme fraud is a slight variant on a Ponzi scheme fraud. This is less likely to be professionals in financial services (but not unheard of) and more likely to be individuals who have been duped along the way and perhaps they have been lead into duping others unknowingly.

Our experienced team has the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to defend you. Contact our expert fraud solicitors on 0203 816 1098 or complete our online enquiry form if you have been accused of an offence.

  • Investment fraud defence solicitors

    Legal specialists and experienced fraud defence solicitors Sean Joyce and Correna Platt discuss investment fraud allegations.

    Sean and Correna consider what investment fraud is, who is typically involved, the penalties faced if found guilty of such an offence and the importance of obtaining specialist legal support if accused of an offence.


What is pyramid scheme fraud?

A pyramid scheme is very similar in nature to a Ponzi scheme but uses the investors themselves to recruit new investors into the scheme. There is usually a seemingly credible business and the more recruits the more payments are made and each time the originator gets a cut. Each new recruit is offered huge benefits if the scheme is expanded. The flaw is there is no end benefit. Only the originator, at the top of the pyramid, gets any significant benefit and as the layers of the pyramid gets wider the amount of benefit decreases until those at the bottom end up losing their entire ‘investment’.

When the pyramid scheme collapses it may well look to those investigating, with the benefit of hindsight, that all those along the way were knowingly involved in this fraud. That is when you need to robustly defend yourself against these allegations because the vital element the prosecution have to prove is ‘dishonesty’. If you acted honestly in these transactions then you need specialist help to ensure that your defence is advanced in a pro-active way.

Our experienced team of fraud lawyers has the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to defend you. Contact our expert fraud solicitors on 0203 816 1098 or complete our online enquiry form.

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