- April 13, 2022
- Pruco Securities
Jeffrey Weiner (CRD#: 2476604) is a previously registered Broker.
He entered the securities industry in 1994 and previously worked for Pruco Securities, LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC; MSI Financial Services, Inc.; and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in March 2022, FINRA sanctioned Jeffrey Weiner, levying a civil and administrative penalty/fine of $5,000, and suspending him from all capacities for 30 days beginning April 4, 2022, and ending May 3, 2022. The FINRA sanction states, “Without admitting or denying the findings, Weiner consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he impersonated nine customers of his former member firm employer, during 19 telephone calls to the former firm’s insurance affiliate (the Carrier) to obtain information about the customers’ existing variable life insurance policies. The findings stated that Weiner impersonated the customers to facilitate the transfer of their policies from his former firm to his new firm, and ultimately four of them became Weiner’s customers at the new firm. Although the nine customers gave Weiner permission to obtain their information from the Carrier, the customers did not authorize Weiner to impersonate them.”
For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click here.
In addition, Jeffrey Weiner has been the subject of 11 customer complaints, including the following:
- February 2021 — “The complainant alleges that in 2003, the variable life insurance policy that he purchased was misrepresented by the rep.” The customer dispute was settled for $79,585.03.
- January 2021 — “Registered Representative impersonated clients in calls to an external company’s Customer Service Center, in violation of industry and company standards of conduct.” Jeffrey Weiner was discharged by Pruco Securities, LLC.
- August 2020 — “The complainant alleges that his former representative misrepresented his variable universal life policy issued on November 06, 2012. The complainant would like his policy restored to its original standards.” The customer dispute was denied.
- May 2020 — “The complainant alleges that his representative misrepresented the Variable Universal Life policy that was issued on March 03, 2017, which was funded by a 1035 exchanged of two Universal Life Policies. The complainant states this resulted in a $5000 surrender charge that he was never told about. The complainant would like the transaction reversed, and put back into his old policies, with the surrender charge re-credited to the policies.” The customer dispute was denied.
- May 2020 — “The complainant alleges that his representative misrepresented the VUL policy issued on 09/09/2015. The complainant states the representative never told him that he would be surrendering his Whole Policy by doing a 1035 exchange into the new VUL. The complainant is looking for a return of his cash value and all of the premiums paid since 2015.” The customer dispute was denied.
- January 2020 — “The customer alleged that the representative misled her with regards to the future premium costs of her VUL policy, in order to earn a commission, when the solicitation occurred in and around October of 2013.” The customer dispute was denied.
- February 2018 — “Customer alleged the advisor did not fully disclose the premium payment requirements when a variable life insurance policy was purchased in January 2015. No specific compensatory damages were alleged.” The customer dispute was denied.
- July 2014 — “CUSTOMER ALLEGED THE REPRESENTATIVE MISREPRESENTED THE FEATURES OF A VARIABLE ANNUITY PURCHASED IN APRIL 2013. CUSTOMER HAS ALLEGED DAMAGES FOR A WAIVER OF THE SURRENDER PENALTY.” The customer dispute was denied.
- May 2012 — “CUSTOMER ALLEGED THEN WHEN A VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY WAS PURCHASED FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE IN MARCH 2012, THE REPRESENTATIVE DID NOT EXPLAIN PREMIUMS MAY NEED TO BE INCREASED IN THE FUTURE. NO SPECIFIC COMPENSATORY DAMAGES WERE ALLEGED.” The customer dispute was denied.
- April 2009 — “CUSTOMER ALLEGED THE REPRESENTATIVE MISREPRESENTED THE VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY SHE PURCHASED IN FEBRUARY 2009. NO SPECIFIC COMPENSATORY DAMAGES WERE ALLEGED.” The customer dispute was settled.
- October 2000 — “CLIENT ALLEGES THE SALE OF HER VARIABLE ANNUITY WAS MISREPRESENTED AS SHE WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE SURRENDER CHARGES. CLIENT WANTS A WAIVER OF THE $7,291.42 SURRENDER CHARGES.” The customer dispute was denied.
For a copy of Jeffrey Weiner’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
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