Free Financial Fraud Workshop for VT Libraries

Fraud occurs in Vermont. And when it happens, it can have a devastating impact. This impact is felt by the person defrauded, their family, as well as by the entire community. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, has launched an antifraud campaign to combat investment fraud in Vermont. The Foundation is working with AARP VT, the State of Vermont, and local Vermont organizations, including Vermont Public Television and the Community of Vermont Elders (“COVE”). As part of this project, the Foundation has developed a research-based curriculum to present to small and large groups. The presentation teaches Vermonters that they can be at risk for financial fraud, how to spot the “tactics” that fraudsters use in defrauding people, and the simple tools they can use to defend themselves against investment fraud. We are especially concerned about Vermonters aged 55+ who are specifically targeted.

We are asking social clubs, service organizations, congregations, senior centers, and others to help us reach out to people with our consumer protection message. The presentation is free and there is nothing that we are trying to sell. We will provide the speakers and can deliver the curriculum in a 30 or 60 minute format.

Libraries need to guarantee a minimum of 10 attendees. Consider finding co-sponsors with the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, senior center, AARP, or other local partners. Contact Anna Drummond of FINRA to book your program: anna.drummond@finra.org

http://www.saveandinvest.org/55Plus/index.htm contains more information about the Foundation and our programs.

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