Scott Offerman Allegedly Breached His Fiduciary Duty
Scott Offerman (CRD #: 4619093), a broker registered with TCFG Wealth Management, is the subject of an investor dispute. This disclosure appears on his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 31, 2023. Keep reading for more details.
On August 22, 2023, an investor alleged that Scott Offerman breached his fiduciary duty and engaged in negligence. They further alleged a violation of the New York Consumer Protection Statute and engaged in unjust enrichment. The investor is seeking $1,000,000.
New York Consumer Protection Statute
The statute states that New York prohibits the “deceptive or unconscionable trade practices in the sale, lease, rental, or loan, or in the offering for sale, lease, rental, or loan of any consumer goods and services, or in the collection of consumer debts.”
FINRA-registered Brokers are often dually registered as Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) with the SEC. RIAs are fiduciaries, and fiduciaries are required to act in their clients’ best interests. Brokers are not fiduciaries but must abide by FINRA Rule 2111 and Regulation Best Interest. (To learn more about the differences between brokers and Registered Investment Advisers, click here.)
Many types of broker misconduct may qualify as negligence. Typical examples include unsuitable investment recommendations, misrepresentations or omissions of material fact, and failure to follow instructions.
Investors who believe their losses are the result of broker negligence may be able to recover their funds through FINRA arbitration.
Scott Offerman was permitted to resign from Concorde Investment Services following allegations that he failed to disclose reportable liens in a timely manner.
Scott Offerman has passed the following exams:
- Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
- SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
- Series 22 Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination
- Series 6 Investment Company Products / Variable Contracts Representative Examination
He is a registered broker in 26 states.
During his 18 years of experience, he has registered with six firms:
- TCFG Wealth Management (CRD #: 164153)
- Nextrend Securities (CRD #: 43710)
- Sandlapper Securities (CRD #: 137906)
- Concorde Investment Services (CRD #: 151604)
- Park Avenue Securities (CRD #: 46173)
- MML Investors Services (CRD #: 10409)
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