Did Stephanie Fagenson Cause You Investment Losses?
Stephanie Fagenson, a broker employed by New York City New York based National Securities Corporation, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to FINRA for falsely representing that she had verbally confirmed two wire requests which turned out to be fraudulent requests from a customer’s hacked email account. Stephanie Lynn Fagenson allegedly caused two fraudulent wire disbursements to be transferred from her customer’s account to a third-party bank. According to FINRA, Ms. Fagenson received an email from an imposter posing as her customer requesting $100,000 to be wired to a third-party bank account. Ms. Fagenson allegedly processed the wire request without orally confirming the request with the customer, as was required by her member firm. Two weeks later, Ms. Fagenson purportedly received another email from the imposter requesting another wire transfer. This time, the request was for $200,000 and, again, Ms. Fagenson allegedly processed the wire without orally confirming with her customer. Ten days following the second wire transfer, Ms. Fagenson supposedly found out in a conversation with her customer that the customer’s email account had been hacked and that none of the wire requests had come from the customer. FINRA assessed a fine of $5,000 and suspended Ms. Fagenson from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 45 days.
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New York has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to breach the fiduciary duty they owe to their customers and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and New York securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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