Investors who are victims of securities law violations may be eligible to receive money recovered from fraudsters. Sometimes a successful SEC enforcement action results in recovered funds being distributed to victims.
Processes that may help victims recover money include: fair funds and disgorgement funds; receiverships; brokerage account customer protections; corporate bankruptcy proceedings; and private class action lawsuits.
Not all victims are able to recover money. Victims who do recover money may receive substantially less than their losses and the process for distributing the money may take a long time.