I received a call today from someone who called himself “Jeff Garrett” from First Standard. The caller ID said “First Standard” with a phone number of 212-359-2934. So, it took some digging, but I figured out that his name is […]
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So the phone rang up “Unkown” on the Caller ID. I answered. It was a higher-pitched male voice who identified himself as “Bob Mullic.” He reminded me that we spoke before and I told him to call me back with […]
I couldn’t bring myself to send another email blast with bad news. But I could not let Bill’s passing go by without noting it. I didn’t know Bill until I came to Florida in 1993. I always liked dealing with […]
A couple of years ago, “Jerry” or “Gerry” from a brokerage firm in New York called me. You can read about it here. I pointed out in the post that the caller ID had a bogus number and that the bogus number […]
So I’ve been in the securities business for over 30 years now. For as long as I can remember, disputes between brokers and their firms went to NASD, then FINRA, arbitration. The U-4 says it. The FINRA Manual says it. […]
Note: This post was revised in March 2016 after receiving communication from the original subject of the post and giving consideration to the fact that he might be telling the truth. The original call I described did occur, but I have […]
Today’s contestant in “Is Marc Dobin an idiot?” is Larry Scott from the venerable (not) firm of Salomon Whitney Financial. Larry’s claim to fame is two criminal disclosures on his Brokercheck report (both for marijuana possession) and working for a […]