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Learn How to Recognize, Refuse and Report Investment Scams at the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit

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Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. The profile of a typical fraud victim is not who you might think—they are financially knowledgeable, have above average income, are college educated, and self-reliant when it comes to making decisions. Moreover, a majority of investors ages 55 to 65 do not perceive themselves as vulnerable to investment fraud; yet many of their reported investment behaviors put them at risk.

The Second Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit provides the opportunity to experience an entertaining and informative presentation, “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud.” This curriculum, presented by Joseph McCarthy, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of FINRA and Rebecca Franciscus, Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), employs video excerpts and interactive exercises that teach you the persuasion tactics commonly used by fraudsters and the steps you—and every investor—can take to reduce the risk of being defrauded. You’ll also get the chance to hear from John Walsh, the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General.

The summit is held on Thursday, October 17, at the Windsor Gardens Auditorium, 595 S. Clinton Street, Denver, CO 80247. A complimentary hot breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program concludes at 11 a.m. The summit is presented by AARP Foundation, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado, and U.S. SEC. Seating is limited, and you must pre-register to attend.

 

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