Are Florida Residents at Higher Risk of Getting Defrauded?

Home to tens of millions of retirees, Florida has proven to be a hotbed of financial fraud, especially those that prey on senior citizens. In the early 1990s, it has been reported that thousands of Floridians found themselves to be the victims of a nearly $500 million fraud run out of the Greater Ministries International church. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Abuse, in 2014 their hotline received more than 7,200 reports of financial exploitation of seniors, which represents the third largest category of reported abuse. It is also believed that one in 20 cases go unreported!

It is not only senior citizens who are at risk of being targets of frauds and scams. Hundreds of younger, well-educated individuals who actively participate in the marketplace are vulnerable to fraudulent solicitations. Since 1999, the team of Securities Fraud lawyers at Malecki Law have been representing clients nationally and internationally, who are victims of securities fraud, since 1999. Based in New York City, the lawyers of Malecki Law are consummate professionals, hard-working, aggressive, trustworthy, and very accessible to their clients. 

Malecki Law is owned by Jenice Malecki, who has represented claimants, plaintiffs, respondents and defendants in complex securities cases, which makes her familiar with both sides of the relevant legal arguments. Her extensive and well-balanced experience as a NY whistleblower lawyer, New York securities arbitration attorney, and a New York securities fraud litigator has proven critical to her success in reaching favorable results for her clients. She is currently the VP on the Board of Directors of the PIABA Foundation, an investor educational non-profit group. She was also appointed to the FINRA advisory committee, the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC), which advises the FINRA's Board of Directors. Additionally, she is also a member of and have been on the Board of Directors (and an Officer of) PIABA and a variety of industry associations, making her a well-recognized authority on securities law and investment fraud. Her insights, formally filed comments and opinions on current issues and changes in securities law have been used by the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA, as well as sought by both television and print media.

Malecki Law has handled a wide variety of securities cases, including

  • Securities fraud, Defective Securities Products and Unsuitability claims
  • Commercial Litigation and Appeals
  • Arbitration and mediations
  • Audits and investigations
  • Whistleblower representation and claims
  • Business and Employment Contract Negotiations and Reporting Issues
  • Governmental, Regulatory, and Self-Regulatory Proceedings
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state securities division and other agency, regulatory and self-regulatory complaints.

To schedule a free initial consultation with Malecki Law, please call 212-943-1233, or email jenice@maleckilaw.com

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I worked with Jenice and her team to successfully resolve a brokerage / securities related issue for an elder relative and was quite pleased with how they walked us through the process and took into account the challenges that age sometimes unfortunately present. They were all professional - and effective. I would use them again without question if the need arose. Bart
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