Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on November 2, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based National Securities broker Baris Alkoc is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Alkoc (CRD# 5959206).
Baris Alkoc has spent five years in the securities industry and has been registered with National Securities Corporation in Long Branch, New Jersey since May 2016. Previous registrations include Adirondack Trading Group in Long Branch, New Jersey (2015-2016); MetLife Securities in Wall Township, New Jersey (2015); American Capital Partners in Long Branch, New Jersey (2014); Garden State Securities in Long Branch, New Jersey (2013-2014); and New England Securities in Wall Township, New Jersey (2011-2014). He has passed one securities industry examination: Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on October 25, 2011. He is registered as a broker with one US state (New Jersey) and two self-regulatory organizations: FINRA and the Nasdaq Stock Market.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.
In September 2017 a customer alleged Baris Alkoc, while employed at National Securities Corporation, recommended unsuitable investments, breached his fiduciary duty, and negligently misrepresented material facts. The customer is seeking $1,000,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
Mr. Alkoc’s current member firm, National Securities Corporation, has itself received 15 customer complaints and been involved in 61 regulatory events, according to the firm’s BrokerCheck report.
In 2015 a customer alleged National Securities Corporation breached its fiduciary duty, committed fraud, misrepresented and omitted material facts, failed in its supervisory duties, and recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer of $155,000.
In 2015 a customer alleged National Securities Corporation committed fraud, breached contract, failed in its supervisory duties, executed unauthorized trades, recommended unsuitable investments, acted negligently, and committed fraud in connection to investments in reverse convertible notes. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer of $42,937.
If you have lost money investing with Baris Alkoc or National Securities Corporation, you may be able to recover your losses. Call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect funds. 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.