The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL will present two information sessions on investment fraud on Sept. 5 at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications building, 1800 N. 33rd St. The workshops are free. Registration is required.
Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. The profile of a typical fraud victim is not who you might think — they are financially knowledgeable, have above average income, are college educated, and self-reliant when it comes to making decisions. Moreover, a majority of investors ages 55 to 65 do not perceive themselves as vulnerable to investment fraud; yet many of their reported investment behaviors put them at risk.
The OLLI program will feature curriculum developed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation. It includes video excerpts and interactive exercises that teach participants persuasion tactics commonly used. Information will also include steps that can help reduce the risk of being defrauded.
The program is offered in collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons. Instructors are Rebecca Francisus, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, and Amy Nofziger, AARP Foundation.