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NC Secretary of State to lead Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud event in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (NC SECRETARY OF STATE) -- On June 16, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall will join North Carolina Deputy Securities Administrator David Massey, District Attorney Benjamin David, AARP and an array of local and national fraud fighting organizations to present Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud to Wilmington residents. Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud will help Wilmington residents fight back against the crooks and swindlers who are taking advantage of tough economic times to target investors, especially the elderly.

Wilmington residents attending Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud will learn the simple steps they can take to protect themselves when a con artist calls.

Area residents will learn that the majority of investment fraud victims are not who they might think—they're financially knowledgeable, highly educated and self-reliant when it comes to investment decisions.

The educational curriculum that will be presented in Wilmington was developed by the FINRA Foundation and AARP and has been tested and shown to reduce susceptibility to investment fraud by over 50% among participants.

WHAT: Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud: Don’t let cons outsmart you – learn their tricks
WHO: Wilmington residents, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Deputy Securities Administrator David Massey, District Attorney Benjamin David, AARP, the Area Agency on Aging, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
WHEN: June 16, 2011, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Grand Ballroom, 301 N. Water Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Area residents can register for this free event by calling toll free (866) 862-0110 or visiting http://www.SaveAndInvest.org/events/wilmington.

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