Auction Rate Securities Victims: Don't Get Taken Twice with Bad Advice or Class Action, Call Americas Watchdog for Free and Honest Advice

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Americas Watchdog is trying to help every victim of the auction rate securities disaster with free help and advice. If you own auction rate securities, do you think the problem is about to get solved by the bank or stock brokerage firm that cheated you? Or do you think a class action will help you? Think again. According to Americas Watchdog, "We think the problem is about to get much worse and more confusing, so now is the time for some honesty and now is the time to act." The group has termed the auction rate securities debacle, "the single worst case of fraud in U.S. history" and every victim needs to call us". Victims can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at http://ARSWatchdog.com.

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you need to act and you need to act now. When was the last time you saw a news story about auction rate securities also called ARPS or ARS? This $330 billion disaster will get swept under the carpet. Action rate securities victims should not sit around waiting for a fix. It will not happen

Americas Watchdog has been helping lead the fight for four months in behalf of victims of the worst case of fraud in US history, also known as auction rate securities. Americas Watchdog is offering to help all victims of the auction rate securities scandal for free. If you have an action rate security called a ARPS or ARS, Americas Watchdog says "you need to act and you need to act now. When was the last time you saw a news story about auction rate securities also called ARPS or ARS? This $330 billion disaster will get swept under the carpet. Action rate securities victims should not sit around waiting for a fix. It will not happen". Call Americas Watchdog at 866-714-6466 to explore realistic options.

Americas Watchdog has been providing free assistance to ARS and ARPS victims for months, and the group has been leading a national auction rate securities investigation for four months.

Here is a little honesty:

# 1. Stay away from class actions unless you want ten cents on the dollar.
# 2. Do not believe your broker or banker that everything is ok--it is not

More advice

  • If you have a student loan or a municipal auction rate security, you could be looking at 20 years before you get your money back.
  • For consumers who were defrauded in the auction rate securities disaster, the group says, "Don't think for one moment the federal government or individual states are going to ride in to the rescue." According to Americas Watchdog, "We have e-mailed, called, sent letters to most major news agencies, state and federal government agencies that have regulatory powers, and we keep on getting the door slammed in our face. Now 11 major newspaper business editors have told us, look who advertises in our business section, we can't do the story (exception the New York Times & Wall Street Journal). This $330 billion fraud is being swept under the carpet, and if you have auction rate securities (ARPS or ARS), you are going to have to fight to get your money back, and we will help give you the tools to fight. Our number is 866-714-6466."

Americas Watchdog and their Auction Rate Securities Complaint Center is recommending that most auction rate shares or auction rate preferred shares victims talk with an arbitration law firm that has a specialty in securities law as opposed to joining a class action. Americas Watchdog considers class actions a very poor option, that could yield as little as $0.10 cents on the dollar. The group will make some very good suggestions with respect to the top securities arbitration law firms in the U.S. According to Americas Watchdog, "call us and we will give you their names and phone numbers".

Urgent: Americas Watchdog is also saying, "With the deteriorating economic situation in the U.S., consumers need to stop thinking Wall Street, a real big U.S. stock brokerage firm or a real big U.S. bank cares about you-they do not."

Extra Important Note: Auction Rate Securities Victims should avoid personal injury type of law firms with no securities experience. They are now creating web sites that say they can help victims with a class action or arbitration.

Americas Watchdog will try to explain the secondary market to every consumer who has a auction rate security. The secondary market is a place that has been created to buy investors out of the ARPS or ARS investment. While the secondary market will involve a discounted sales price, a good portion of the discount could be made up in the arbitration process. The ARS Watchdog web site is located at http://ARSWatchdog.com & the group would recommend that consumers defrauded in Auction Rate Securities, visit the web site & click on the "options" tab. Or call 866-714-6466 to learn more about the secondary market

So Who Is The Typical Auction Rate Securities Victim: (in auction rate preferred shares or auction rate shares)? According to Americas Watchdog, the typical victims are as follows:

  • Retired people
  • People who did not want their money at risk in the U.S. stock market
  • People who were about to buy a home
  • Parents who had a trust fund for their kids
  • Disabled people who need the money so they can pay bills.
  • People saving for retirement
  • Young people saving for their first home
  • Working people saving for retirement

According to Americas Watchdog, "We have talked to over 2,000 victims and everyone needs to stop listening to their stock broker with lines like, it will get fixed." According to the group, "If you have a student loan or a municipal auction rate security you could be looking at 20 years before you get your money back."

So what should any individual involved in the auction rate preferred shares (ARPS) or auction rate shares (ARS) scandal do?

According to Americas Watchdog, "We want every victim to call us because they need to start making smart choices to protect themselves, and we want to tell them everything we know. Victims can call us anytime at 866-714-6466."

Anyone who purchased an auction rate shares or an auction rate preferred share should call Americas Watchdog at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at http://ARSWatchdog.com.

Americas Watchdog and its ARS Watchdog are all about protecting consumers in what will turn out to be the single worst case of fraud in U.S. history.

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