• 724 investors filed claims.

• Their average claim was $219,000.

• Their average age was 66 in 2012.

• At least 133 people lost more than half of what they reported as their net worth.

• Almost three quarters of the investors in this fraud self-reported their annual income as less than $100,000. 

• Over 30 percent reported earning less than $50,000 a year. 

DAN BROWNING