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4/30/2014
AARP NEBRASKA

Outsmarting Investment Fraud session coming to Omaha May 28

Don't give your nest egg to scammers

(OMAHA, Neb.) - Omaha residents will get the scoop on how to keep their investments safe from scammers at a free luncheon program on May 28.

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, AARP Nebraska and Omaha Public Library are hosting an "Outsmarting Investment Fraud" session open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the session.

The program will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library's Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Lane. Space is limited. To RSVP by May 21, call 1-877-926-8300 toll free or register online at http://aarp.cvent.com/AARPNEOutSmartInvestmentFraud. Lunch will be provided at no charge.

Participants will learn about the persuasion tactics commonly used by fraudsters, along with the simple steps they can take to protect their hard-earned nest egg.

Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. People age 50 and over with money to invest are favorite targets for fraud. The profile of a typical victim is someone who is financially knowledgeable with above average income, college-educated and self-reliant when it comes to making financial decisions.

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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.

About AARP
Serving nearly 200,000 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.




CONTACT:
Devorah Lanner
402-323-5425
dlanner@aarp.org

 

 

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