- October 23, 2023
- Cetera Advisors LLC
Rebecca Ng-Tsang (CRD#: 5578435) is a previously registered broker.
She entered the securities industry in 2008 and previously worked for Cetera Investment Services LLC; LPL Financial LLC; Uvest Financial Services Group, Inc; and Primevest Financial Services, Inc.
Current and Past Allegations of Conduct Leading to Investment Loss
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), In April 2023, Rebecca Ng-Tsang was the subject of a customer dispute alleging, “investment was misrepresented.” The damage amount requested was $400,000. The customer dispute was denied.
In addition, Rebecca Tsang has been the subject of several other customer disputes, which include the following:
- March 2023—“ Client alleges misrepresentation.” The dispute was denied.
- April 2022—“ CLAIMANT ALLEGES UNSUITABLE INVESTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT RESULTED IN LOSSES.” The dispute is still pending.
- November 2021—“ client alleges misrepresentation.” The dispute was denied.
- December 2020—“ CLIENT ALLEGES REITS WERE MISREPRESENTED IN RESPECT TO RISK AND LIQUIDITY TERMS.” The damage amount requested was $5,000. The dispute was denied.
- December 2019—“ CLIENT ALLEGES MISREPRESENTATION.” The damage amount requested was $5,000. The dispute was denied.
- December 2017—“ Client alleges misrepresentation.” The dispute was settled for $22,955.72.
For a copy of Rebecca Ng-Tsang’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
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