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Free Educational Seminar in New Jersey on Preventing Financial Fraud Against Seniors

Posted by CFTC Staff /
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Attending the Safe Investing Elder Fraud Summit is a must for investors from beginners to experienced. Representatives from the CFTC and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities will host a Safe Investing Elder Fraud Summit to provide Bergen County senior citizens with educational information about protecting your investments. On Thursday, October 8, you are invited to join an open dialogue about the latest investment scams and the best ways to help protect yourself from financial fraud.

Financial fraud against senior citizens is a growing issue, and it is critical that you have the knowledge and resources to safeguard yourself. For example, most financial fraud is perpetrated by unregistered or unlicensed individuals, yet research shows only 19 percent of investors confirm a financial professional’s certifications and only 17 percent check for past violations. This summit will teach you how to check the background of your financial professionals.

To register, contact the New Jersey Bureau of Securities at 1.866.I.INVEST (1.866.446.8378) or


Safe Investing Elder Fraud Summit
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 8:30-11:00AM
Location: Garfield Senior Center
480 Midland Avenue
Garfield, NJ 07026

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