Write an essay on Fraudulent Activities.
More diligence and transparency should be demanded by the investors and regulators in order to keep a strong check on the fraudsters and their activities. Relevant audit and internal checks should be carried out strategically to ensure that fraudulent activities from white collar criminals are evaded and avoided. The investors need to employ more introspective and careful approach to decipher the manipulative schemes, which does not meet the eye. The investors need to develop a more basic understanding of the schemes, in order to spot the manipulative schemes and red flags in the schemes. The understanding and features of the scheme is necessary to understand the scheme. The investors need to compare and evaluate the rate of return on the investments and it is important for the investors to have a critical understanding that higher the return on an investment would imply a greater quotient of risk involved in the scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission was established to safeguard the interest of the investors from the fraudulent activities of the white collar criminals, it is the duty of the securities commission to enforce securities law, which could control and keep a security check on the fraudulent activities of the white collar criminals (Ferrell and Fraedrich 2016).
The securities law made it a compulsion for companies offering securities for sale to observe disclosure policies and present disclosure of the securities and the investment , which will be presented to the investors to have a more cohesive and better understanding of the investment and lead it more transparent and fair investment deals being practiced by the companies. The registration with the commission avoids and eliminates deception and misrepresentation of facts and information by the fraudsters. On the other hand, one can observe more transparency and disclosure of information to the customers, which allows them to avoid being tricked or fooled into unscrupulous activities of the fraudsters (Weiss 2014).
The companies trading in securities need to be register with Securities State Corporation, which scrutinize and conduct detailed information of the schemes and the investment policies to spot the feasibility and legality of the investment and also spot the probable red flags in the policy. Such regulatory acts are important for establishing a thorough and comprehensive scrutiny of the investment policies (Shaw 2016).
An auditing firm can be employed into conducting the practices of the auditor and internal checks conducted by the auditor establish a proper conclusion of the investment policies. It allows the investor to be assured of the fairness and legality of the investors (Ferrell and Fraedrich 2016).
Investors need to be careful and alert of the products that are offered for investments. The legal and fair products have distinct qualities from obscure and products offering very big and glamorous return on objects. Therefore, it can be viewed that such products should develop and raise probable red flags and as such investors need to be weary and alert of such products.
The investors need to use the disclosed information by the securities commission for establishing a cohesive and proper knowledge of the background and the style of working of the investors. The investors are required to dig deep and inquire about the ADV part II of the organization, which assists the investors in having a better knowledge and clear understanding of the policies of the companies (Weiss 2014).
The investors need to develop a better understanding of a manager and a custodian. The investors need to understand the demarcation between a manager and a custodian of the assets. If the company does not portray a difference between a manager and custodian of the security, it is a probable sign of fraudulent activities (Shaw 2016).
The investors need to develop a unbiased and have a more skeptical and interrogative attitude towards white collar owners. By such activities of the regulating bodies and investors, there are strong measures of avoiding fraudulent activities.
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