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Webinar Series

  • Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

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Original Air Date: November 21, 2013 • 3:00 – 4:00 EDT

Overview: 

Join us for a webinar to unveil a unique, new resource guide, Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime collaborated to create this important guide that gives victim advocates a roadmap for how to respond in the wake of a financial crime.

Presented by:

-  Christine Kieffer, Senior Director, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

-  Joshua Bailes, Program Manager and Referral Specialist, National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Victim Bar Association    

  • Investment Fraud Prevention Strategies Webinar

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Original Air Date: August 21, 2013    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Overview:

We have all heard the timeless admonition, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”—great advice, but the trick is figuring out when “good” becomes “too good.” There is no bright line. Investment fraudsters make their living by making sure the deals they tout appear both good and true. They are masters of persuasion, tailoring their pitches to match the psychological profiles of their targets. This webinar will focus on what you can do to protect yourself against these fraudsters and how to prevent falling victim to investment fraud. 

Presented by:

NCPC and Christine Kieffer, Senior Director, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

  • The Psychology of a Scam

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Original Air Date: June 19, 2013  2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Overview:

We have all heard the timeless admonition, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” – great advice, but the trick is figuring out when “good” becomes “too good.” There is no bright line. Investment fraudsters make their living by making sure the deals they tout appear both good and true.  They are masters of persuasion, tailoring their pitches to match the psychological profiles of their targets.  This webinar will focus on the most common tactics used by these fraudsters, and just how they work to lure their victims with investment fraud

Presented by:

Christine Kieffer, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

  • Targeting Investment Fraud

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Original Air Date:  May 1, 2013 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Overview: This webinar will review the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s Investor Protection Campaign. We will discuss the campaign, the basic steps investors can take to defend against fraud and a variety of free research-based tools and resources that you can share with your community.

Presented by: Christine Kieffer, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

  • Understanding Financial Fraud Victimology, Risk Factors, and Psychological Impact

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Original Air Date: May 16, 2013  @ 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. EDT

Overview: This webinar will review the financial fraud research b trends, including discussion of a victim profile. We will discuss how a fraudster’s pitch and use of persuasion can leave even the savviest investor in a psychological haze. This information can help victim service providers and attorneys provider better services to their victims and the mindset that they have when reporting their victimization. 

Presented by: Christine Kieffer, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

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