"Unethical people hate probing questions," Stoltmann said.
We shouldn't blame Madoff's victims for not knowing they were being scammed. After all, Madoff's Ponzi scheme went undetected for years by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But the anniversary of Madoff's arrest is worth noting -- if nothing else but to point out the importance of checking things out and asking lots of questions about the person and/or firm you are considering hiring to invest your money.
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