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Seeking Victim Information in EquiAlt Investigation

Seeking Victim Information in EquiAlt Investigation

The FBI is seeking to identify potential victims who may have been defrauded by EquiAlt LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, and Tampa, Florida, from 2010 to 2020. It is alleged that owners Brian Davison and Barry Rybicki operated a Ponzi scheme by misusing investors’ funds and misrepresenting how the funds would be invested.

If you have any information concerning this scheme, or if you believe you are a victim or may have been affected, please complete the below questionnaire. Your responses are voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. You may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, victim assistance services, and resources. If you have any questions regarding this questionnaire or resources for victims, please email equialtvictims@fbi.gov. Your patience is appreciated as we review each message.

In addition to completing the below questionnaire, please provide electronic copies of any and all contracts and statements that you received related to your investment, including cancelled checks, bank statements, wire transfer receipts, promissory notes, and written or email communications (including envelopes). These copies should be sent to equialtvictims@fbi.gov. Please initial all documents in the lower righthand corner prior to scanning and emailing them.

Note: Restitution does not include any anticipated or promised interest or return on your investment. The restitution amount is the amount of principal invested minus any monies returned to you by the investment program under investigation. Thank you.

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Date of Birth   (mm/dd/yyyy)
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Questionnaire
1. Are you aware of and/or involved with any of the following? Select all that apply
2. Did you communicate with someone regarding your investments?


2a. With whom did you communicate?



2d. Do you have copies of any communications? If yes, please provide a copy of any and all communications you retained to equialtvictims@fbi.gov (e.g. emails, letters, notes of phone calls, voicemail messages, etc).


3. Were you ever provided any documents or materials (e.g. invoices)? If yes, please provide a copy of any and all documents or materials you retained to equialtvictims@fbi.gov.




4a. Where did the funds come from?



5. Were you given an option to invest in some or all of the available EquiAlt funds? Select all that apply
6a. Who communicated this to you?



6c. How was this understanding communicated to you? Select all that apply. Please provide a copy of any communications you retained to equialtvictims@fbi.gov.
7. Did you provide money through wire transfer(s)? If yes, please provide any corresponding documentation, such as date, amount, and bank information, to equialtvictims@fbi.gov.


8. Did you provide money through check(s)? If yes, please provide a front and back copy of the check(s), if possible, along with a copy of the envelope(s) and receipt(s), to equialtvictims@fbi.gov. When sending, please also specify whether you used the U.S. Mail or a commercial carrier (e.g., UPS, FedEx, etc.).


9. Were you ever approached about moving your investment from one fund to another? For example, from Fund 1 to Fund 2, or from Fund 2 to EA SIP LLC.


12. What happened to you as a result of this offense? Select all that apply

Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at www.justice.gov/opcl/doj-systems-records#doj