Can I lose my investment in a viatical settlement?
Yes. Viatical settlement investment companies sometimes advertise that investors cannot lose their investment, as one can do in other types of investments. This is false. The Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities has received complaints from a number of individuals who have invested in viaticals and have lost their entire investment. As with any investment, an investment in viaticals includes risk and anyone considering investing in them should research the matter thoroughly before investing.