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Posted on: April 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] AARP MA- How to Spot and Protect Yourself from Investment Fraud

AARP MA, How to Spot and Protect Yourself from Investment Fraud

4-28-21 12:00-1:00PM

How to Spot and Protect Yourself from Investment Fraud
Want to learn how you can protect yourself from investment fraud, including what the red flags are and how to check products to see if they are legitimate? Join staff from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a live webinar. Learn about the common scams targeting Massachusetts residents, persuasion tactics that con artists use, and the profile of the typical investment-fraud victim (which may surprise you). A Boston-based SEC enforcement attorney will also be available to answer your questions.

Main speaker from SEC: 
Eric Giroux is a senior counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and works in the agency’s Boston Regional Office. A member of the agency’s Enforcement Division, Eric investigates potential securities-law violations, educates investors about saving, investing, and fraud prevention, and handles tips, complaints, and referrals of potential wrongdoing throughout New England. Eric grew up in Billerica, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College (B.A., Government) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).


Speakers from AARP:

Carol Harvey, Ed.D., taught management, organizational behavior, and diversity courses on the college and graduate levels at Assumption College in Worcester and Suffolk University in Boston for 29 years. She is the co-author of six editions of "Understanding & Managing Diversity" (Pearson: Prentice Hall) and over twenty other publications. Prior to her career in higher education, she worked for the Xerox Corporation in marketing research and training.

Dennis Hohengasser has been a volunteer with AARP Massachusetts for five years.  He has conducted dozens of Fraud Watch Networks sessions across the state.  Having been a victim himself, he understands how easy it is to fall victim to scams and fraud.   In addition to AARP,  the last 3 years he has conducted sessions for the Massachusetts  Medicare Senior Patrol  on preventing  Medicare fraud, waste and abuse and how to become an engaged healthcare consumer.   Now retired, he has 33 years in training and staff development for the Commonwealth of Mass.

The Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24-hours before the event.  


For more information and to register: https://aarp.cvent.com/InvestorApril

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