When Your Broker Leads You Down The Garden Path

If growing numbers of people are easy marks for peddlers of questionable investments or outright financial swindles, there are sound reasons. The lengthy recession has meant high unemployment, fewer salary increases and bonuses, and a drastic slide in interest rates on savings. "It's not surprising that more people get taken when they're desperate," says Lawrence Sucharow, a New York attorney who specializes in investors' rights.

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