What are common forms of securities fraud?

What are common forms of securities fraud?

by | Apr 3, 2020 | Firm News

In Florida, laws exist to protect businesses against securities fraud. Any type of fraud-related crime has the potential to cause a business great losses. This is despite the fact that these crimes are often very straightforward. 

Today we will look at some of the most common forms of securities fraud. We will help you understand what the law considers a securities fraud. This is a step toward a fuller picture of how these crimes affect business. 

What is a securities fraud? 

First, what is a securities fraud? It is making a false statement about the value of a company’s stock. The false statement may extend to the company itself. Based on this false information, others make financial decisions. 

Insider trading is a common example of securities fraud. Someone uses confidential information about a company to make stock decisions. They buy or sell stock based on the information that is not yet available to the public. 

Forms of securities fraud 

A company can commit securities fraud as well. This is when a director does not give accurate reports on the company’s finances. You must provide shareholders accurate information. Denying them this information is a form of fraud. Falsely raising a company stock’s worth may encourage stockholders to spend more. You trick them into thinking they are investing in a healthy company. In reality, it may risk collapsing. 

Finally there is third party misrepresentation. In this scenario, a third party gives false information about a company or the stock market. First, they inflate the prices through underhanded means. Then, they sell their share for a profit. 

Do you want to learn more about securities law? Are you interested in understanding securities fraud and its impact on businesses? If you want to continue reading, click the link here. It will take you to our webpage on securities law. There, you can learn about the most common forms of securities fraud and more.