Lincoln Financial Broker Accused of Making Unsuitable Recommendations
Multiple clients have accused Lincoln Financial broker Jeffrey John Furniss (CRD#: 4888498) of making unsuitable recommendations in oil and gas investments resulting in losses. The customer disputes are currently pending.
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Current Customer Disputes Against Lincoln Financial Broker
Jeffrey John Furniss, a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, has been accused of misconduct by multiple clients. According to his BrokerCheck report, two clients allege that he made unsuitable recommendations in Oil & Gas investment.
Settled Customer Disputes Against Furniss
The current disputes are not the only time that Furniss has been accused of wrongdoing. His report indicates that in 2017 a matter was settled for $150,000. The customer in the dispute alleged that Furniss had made unsuitable recommendations and failed to disclose important facts of a third-party managed account, variable annuity, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and Oil & Gas investment.
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Prior Experience of Jeffrey John Furniss
Furniss has worked for Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation since 2005.
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What Are Unsuitable Recommendations?
Unsuitable investment recommendations are those investment recommendations that are inappropriate under industry standards to make to an investor because they are not in the best interest of the client. A broker or financial advisor is required to complete due diligence of both the investment and the client before making investment recommendations to a client. They must review their situation to determine whether the investment is appropriate for their portfolio.
Information such as the client’s income, investment knowledge, risk tolerance, age, and future financial needs all must be taken into consideration before a broker makes a recommendation, particularly with alternative investments. If a broker makes investment recommendations that are not in your best interest, the investor may be entitled to damages through FINRA arbitration.
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If you have investment losses related to a broker’s unsuitable recommendations, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our office at (614) 532-4576 to discuss your legal options directly with an attorney.
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