The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a Complaint against Bobby M. Collins, a Wichita Falls, Texas resident. The SEC Complaint alleges that Mr. Collins raised nearly $4.6 million from at least 36 investors, most of whom were over the age of 65, to invest in what was a classic Ponzi scheme orchestrated through his unincorporated retirement planning business, Collins Insurance Companies a/k/a BMC Retirement Planning.
The SEC alleges that Bobby Collins lured investors across Texas and Oklahoma by offering high-yield, unsecured promissory notes promising returns typically of 25% over a 12, 18, or 24-month term. Mr. Collins also allegedly enlisted the assistance of an Oklahoma stockbroker to find additional investors, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional investor funds in exchange for over $100,000 in referral fees. Continue reading →