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Did Madoff investors overlook the obvious?

Signs point to safeguards being ignored - and safeguards prevent pyramid schemes, advisers say

By Lynn Asinof
Globe Correspondent / December 21, 2008

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The list of victims who lost money in Bernard L. Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme reads like a who's who of the financially savvy. As people study the names, however, many are asking a basic question: If all those supposedly sophisticated investors got so badly fleeced, how can I possibly protect myself against such scams? (Full article: 914 words)

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