Investor Alert: BCause LLC files Chapter 11
Are you concerned about your investment in BCause LLC? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
BCause LLC, reportedly a cryptocurrency mining operation, has filed for bankruptcy protection on April 11, 2019, along with its subsidiary BCause Mining LLC.
The company reportedly began in Virginia Beach in 2013 and expanded in early 2018 to become a hub for digital currency mining, essentially the process for verifying transactions made with currency like bitcoin, according to reports.
According to WVEC, a Virginia Beach TV station, “the company had sent a letter to shareholders that attributed part of its predicament to the crash of bitcoin. The value of bitcoin peaked in December 2017 at $19,650, then dropped 84 percent over the next 12 months.”
The company filed a Form D (private placement) notice of exempt offering of securities in 2018 to raise capital from investors. The total offering amount was $5,000,000.
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly selling alternative investment products like BCause LLC to investors.
Private placements are a means for smaller companies to raise capital through the sale of equity or debt securities without having to register their securities with the SEC. These investments are often riskier and more complicated than traditional investments, and are only suitable for high net worth, sophisticated investors.
Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend. They must ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor. Recommendations should be in line with the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, and investment experience.
Despite the risks of investing in this type of alternative investments, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation.
If you are concerned about your investment in BCause LLC or another private placement investment and would like to speak with a securities attorney about your options, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee.
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