Secretary of State to educate citizens on investment fraud

bingoIndiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will be at the Elkhart Public Library for a variation of the game BINGO to educate the public about securities and investment fraud.

The session begins at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 at the downtown branch of EPL.

According to a press release, the game is designed to educate citizens about avoiding scams and fraudsters. The event is free and will include prizes and refreshments.

“Research shows that Americans lose $40 billion a year to investment fraud,” said Lawson. “Our goal is to give Hoosiers the tools they need to avoid falling prey to scammers and fraudsters. Bringing our MoneyWise BINGO tour to communities around the state helps us spread the word in a fun way to citizens of all ages.”

Attendees should RSVP to Mikaela Malott at mmalott@hirons.com or 317-977-2206, extension 120.

Citizens can report suspected securities or investment fraud to the Secretary of State’s office at 317-232-6682. For more information on the MoneyWise BINGO tour or on investor protection, visit www.indianamoneywise.com.

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