Investment fraud during the start-up phase is not currently punishable under Swiss criminal law in the absence of specific asset loss.
Investment fraud is a specific form of fraud in which the fraudster usually persuades a multitude of victims to make an investment against the promise of high profits. Investment fraud is not a matter of an adviser error but rather a criminal scam (planned action; tissue of lies; inscrutable plot) aimed at defrauding unsuspecting investors.
In this chapter you get the following information:
- Adviser error or investment fraud?
- Civil or criminal proceedings?
- Civil law
- Criminal law
- Investor pool