AARP Nebraska and FINRA Foundation Offer Free Training to Help Investors Spot and Resist Investment Fraud
OMAHA - Sept. 18 - A comprehensive new campaign is underway in Omaha to reduce the incidence of investment fraud among older investors. The Investor Campaign was developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to teach investors the tactics commonly used by fraudsters and the simple steps every investor can take to reduce the risk of being defrauded.
In partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, AARP Nebraska will host two "Outsmarting Investment Fraud" workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the AARP Foundation will conduct the sessions.
The first event will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the AARP Information Center, located in Suite 220 at The Center Mall, 1941 S. 42nd St. The second event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Georgetowne Club, 2440 S. 141st Circle. Both workshops are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP by Oct. 2, call 1-877-926-8300 toll free.
"We encourage all investors - especially those age 50 plus - to attend this interactive and dynamic workshop on outsmarting investment fraud," said Connie Benjamin, state director of AARP Nebraska. "People will also learn about other ways to protect their hard-earned nest egg."
As part of the campaign, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation offers free tools at www.SaveAndInvest.org, including a Scam Meter to help spot red flags in an investment pitch, as well as a Risk Meter to help individuals identify characteristics and behavior traits that may make them vulnerable to investment fraud.
About FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The mission of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The FINRA Foundation awards education and research grants and develops targeted programs aimed at segments of the investing public that could benefit from additional resources. Empowered by the federal government, FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit regulator of all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation do not sell investment products, promote products or firms or offer specific investment advice.
Serving more than 205,000 members in Nebraska, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. Follow us on Twitter @AARPNE, find AARP Nebraska on Facebook or visit our webpage at www.aarp.org/ne.
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