Articles Tagged with Future Income Payments

shutterstock_140186524-300x298According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor David Phillips (Phillips), formerly employed by Moloney Securities Co., Inc. (Moloney Securities) has been subject to one customer complaint and one tax lien during his career.  According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the complaint against Phillips concerns allegations of unsuitable investments in Future Income Payments, Inc. (FIP).

In October 2018 a customer complained that Phillips recommending an investment in Future Income Payments, Inc. that was misrepresented and improperly recommended.  The claim alleges $106,368 in damages and is currently pending.

The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP have been investigating investor recovery options due to the alleged pay advance fraud scheme orchestrated by Future Income Payments, LLC (Future Income Payments) also known as Pensions, Annuities, and Settlements, LLC, and its owner Scott Kohn (Kohn). Future Income Payment is an unregistered and illegal security offering.  Numerous state and local regulators and agencies also have concluded that FIP product violates a host of laws including securities, loan laws, usury laws, elder abuse, and consumer protection laws.

At the heart of the alleged scheme is the misrepresentation that Future Income Payments engages in agreements that are sales of pensions and not loans. However, regulators have claimed that the company misstates the effect of the contract and that in fact pensioners are entering into a consumer loan and not a sale.  The purpose of the misrepresentations are to try to exempt Future Income Payments loans from consumer lending laws and regulations and to collect interest on loans at illegal rates.

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shutterstock_155271245-300x300According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor Kari Bracy (Bracy), currently employed by NYLife Securities LLC (NYLife Securities) has been subject to one customer complaint during his career.  According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the complaint against Bracy concerns allegations of unsuitable investments in Future Income Payments, Inc. (FIP).  Bracy has several disclosed outside business activities including Amani Properties, LLC and his d/ba/a name Mahoney Financial Organization, LLC and Wahby Financial Group LLC.

In July 2018 a customer complained that Bracy recommended an investment in Future Income Payments, Inc. a private securities transaction, was misrepresented as a conservative and safe investment with a 7.5% annual return for ten years.  The claim alleged $142,697.27 in damages and settled for $80,000.

The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP have been investigating investor recovery options due to the alleged pay advance fraud scheme orchestrated by Future Income Payments, LLC (Future Income Payments) also known as Pensions, Annuities, and Settlements, LLC, and its owner Scott Kohn (Kohn). Future Income Payment is an unregistered and illegal security offering.  Numerous state and local regulators and agencies also have concluded that FIP product violates a host of laws including securities, loan laws, usury laws, elder abuse, and consumer protection laws.

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shutterstock_160304408-300x199The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP are investigating investor recovery options due to the alleged pay advance fraud scheme orchestrated by Future Income Payments, LLC (Future Income Payments) also known as Pensions, Annuities, and Settlements, LLC, and its owner Scott Kohn (Kohn). Future Income Payments has been subject to regulatory action in numerous states including at least Washington, California, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, New York   Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  In addition, on November 23, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) served Future Income Payments with a Civil Investigative Demand.  In response Future Income Payments requested the order to be dismissed and also filed its own lawsuit challenging the bureau’s constitutionality and demanding that the firm’s name be kept confidential.  Future Income Payments lost that bid.

At the heart of the alleged scheme is the misrepresentation that Future Income Payments engages in agreements that are sales of pensions and not loans. However, regulators have claimed that the company misstates the effect of the contract and that in fact pensioners are entering into a consumer loan and not a sale.  The purpose of the misrepresentations are to try to exempt Future Income Payments’ loans from consumer lending laws and regulations and to collect interest on loans at illegal rates.

According to regulators the “sales” misrepresentation is clear from Future Income Payments’ agreement because the consumer receives a sum of money that he is then obligated to repay.  The Future Income Payments contract specifies the consumer’s future pension payments which actually constitute a repayment schedule for a loan.  According to regulators, interest rates for the loan in some examples reached 130% a year.