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The Villages, FL Retirees Targeted by former National Securities Corporation broker Mark Cline

KlaymanToskes Investigates Investments Sold by Mark Cline

GWG Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GWGHQ)

THE VILLAGES, FL, US, August 26, 2022 / -- National investment fraud lawyers KlaymanToskes (“KT”) continues its investigation into former National Securities Corporation’s broker Mark Cline for his sale of GWG L Bonds (OTCMKTS: GWGHQ) to Florida retirees. KlaymanToskes recently filed FINRA claim 22-01129 on behalf of a retired special education teacher who was a customer of Cline. KT has since learned that additional retirees have also filed FINRA claims against Mr. Cline for his unsuitable recommendations of the GWG L Bonds.

KlaymanToskes’ ongoing investigation has revealed that Mr. Cline has a pattern of selling GWG L Bonds to Florida retirees. GWG L Bonds, are a highly speculative, illiquid private placements, making them unsuitable for many retirees and other investors. Our investigation has revealed that Mr. Cline falsely represented the L Bonds as conservative with a guaranteed return of principal. In April 2022, GWG Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. GWG Holdings and its network of broker-dealers are the subject of an SEC investigation into the sales of L Bonds.

Mark Cline is no longer registered as a FINRA broker or investment advisor. He currently has 16 formal customer complaints against him, with 5 of them still pending. Most of the complaints against Mr. Cline, surround the suitability of his sale of private placements to investors, including the sale of the GWG L Bonds. According to his Brokercheck report, many of the cases filed against Mark Cline have been settled.

According to securities attorney Lawrence L. Klayman, Esq., “Brokers must consider a client’s needs before recommending investments, including their age and employment status. The sale of unsuitable investments is a violation of FINRA’s Suitability Rule. ”

The sole purpose of this release is to investigate on behalf of our clients who purchased GWG L Bonds through full-service brokerage firms, including National Securities Corporation. Former and current customers of full-service brokerage firms such as National Securities Corporation with losses in excess of $75,000, and those who have information relating to the manner in which their accounts were handled, are encouraged to contact Lawrence L. Klayman, Esq. at 1 (888) 997-9956.

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Lawrence Klayman
KlaymanToskes, P.A.
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