Investment Fraud Prevention Program
National Crime Prevention Council and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Partner To Reduce Investment Fraud Among Consumers Nationally
Two organizations join forces to equip law enforcement and their communities with tools to prevent and report financial fraud
According to the FBI’s latest Financial Crimes Report to the Public, investigations of securities and commodities fraud, also known as investment fraud, have increased by 52 percent since 2008. Additionally, investment fraud is largely underreported, and perpetrators often target retired citizens and seniors. Considering that 77 million baby boomers will be retiring over the next 20 years, as reported by AARP, incidences of investment fraud are likely to increase further.
Download your free copy of NCPC’s 2013-2014 Crime Prevention Month Kit,
which was created with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation:
Protecting Our Assets: Keeping Communities Safe from Financial Fraud.
- To raise awareness of investment fraud and teach consumers how to be smart investors.
Exhibit and provide expert trainers to facilitate Outsmarting Investment Fraud presentations and workshops at the local, state, and national level.
- Conduct skill-based and awareness seminars to educate and engage consumers about financial fraud, who is most targeted, dangers and consequences for victims of scams, common persuasion tactics used by scammers, and actions to take to avoid becoming a victim, and more.
- Provide curriculum and resources to equip law enforcement with information necessary to educate consumers on skills and tools to support financial success and prevent fraud in their communities.
- Host a series of webinars to provide consumers with protection and prevention messages, highlight FINRA Foundation resources, and showcase the successes of the Investment Fraud Prevention Program.
For a sample of the type of resources available for use, visit www.SaveAndInvest.org/FraudCenter.
- “Sign-up for Investor News Alerts!”
- “Order a free DVD of the award-winning documentary, Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud!”
- Visit the FINRA Foundation’s website, www.SaveAndInvest.org/FraudCenter, for more fraud fighter tools and resources