In some investor scams, warning flags are waving

SCAM STOPPERS: Lee H. Vilker, head of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island, helps prosecute people ­accused of defrauding others through investment schemes. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SCAM STOPPERS: Lee H. Vilker, head of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island, helps prosecute people ­accused of defrauding others through investment schemes. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
As a federal prosecutor, Lee H. Vilker deals with not only criminal defendants but the victims of those crimes. Vilker, head of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island, says that while victims of violent crimes have devastating consequences, there is another type of victim, those of financial fraud, who have…

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