Monday, January 16, 2006

Once at the top, businessman now faces probe

Yet another story about Plan Compliance Group and Bill Reimers. It seems Bill was running a ponzie scheme with individual investors in order to finance his high lifestyle. None of the people involved ever bothered to check into Reimers, whether he was registered or had any licenses. A simple check would have saved their lifes savings. Apparently one woman did do some checking and decided she didn't want Reimers managing her money, it looks like she was the straw the broke the camel's back. It looks like it was just a matter of time before everything crashed in on him. It's sad, but should serve as a lesson to investors....As Ronald Reagan used to say about the Soviets - "Trust, but Verify."

The school districts could have done a better job as well, they could have verified everything that Reimers told them as opposed to just trusting him.

Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP
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