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William Blackford: Customer Dispute Over Annuity Recommendations

William BlackfordPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on June 8, 2018 indicate that New York-based LPL Financial Services and Financial Resources Group Investment Services broker William Blackford has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Blackford (CRD# 1828411).

William Blackford has spent 28 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Financial Resources Group Investment Services and LPL Financial in Valley Stream, New York since 2018 and 2014. Previous registrations include Citigroup Global Markets in Rockville Centre, New York (2013-2014); Capital One Investment Services in Melville, New York (2010-2013); Citigroup Global Markets in Plainview, New York (2007-2010); Citicorp Investment Services in Plainview, New York (2007); HSBC Securities in Melville, New York (2005-2007); Citicorp Investment Services in Long Island City, New York (2004-2005); Park Avenue Securities in New York, New York (2003-2004); MetLife Securities in Springfield, Massachusetts (1999-2003); Metropolitan Life Insurance in New York, New York (1999-2003); Mony Securities in New York, New York (1994-1999); and NYLife Securities in New York, New York (1989-1994). He has passed six securities industry examinations: Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on June 13, 1988; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on April 30, 2001; Series 22 (Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination), which he obtained on January 15, 1990; Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which he obtained on July 17, 1989; Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination), which he obtained on May 25, 2001; and Series 26 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Principal Examination), which he obtained on February 23, 2001. He is a registered broker in New York.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint and one denied customer complaint.

In January 2018 a customer alleged William Blackford, while employed at Capital One Investment Services, made a recommendation to sell annuities that had adverse tax and other consequences. The customer is seeking $33,718 in damages in the pending complaint.

In July 2017 a customer alleged William Blackford, while employed at Capital One Investment Services, made unauthorized transactions when he used annuities to purchase a life insurance policy. The customer sought $83,783 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

If you or someone you know has lost money investing with William Blackford, call the experienced attorneys at Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.