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[SOS] Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson to tour the state educating citizens on investment fraud $cammed: Investment Fraud Revealed in Powerful Documentary
Start Date: 9/5/2017Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 9/5/2017
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INDIANAPOLIS (September 5, 2017) – Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will travel throughout the state educating citizens on investment fraud. In partnership with WFYI, Secretary Lawson produced a powerful documentary featuring the stories of Hoosier victims who have lost everything to investment fraud. From Wall Street to Main Street, in cities and towns across Indiana, anyone with money to invest is vulnerable to financial fraud. 

The documentary, $cammed: Investment Fraud Revealed, highlights criminal cases in which fraudsters bilked Hoosiers of millions of dollars. The film shows how investors were scammed by deals that sounded too good to be true or by sharing an affinity with the perpetrator.  Viewers will hear how the scams unraveled, learn from past mistakes, and discover how to prevent future financial fraud through education and warning signs.

In watching $cammed, viewers will experience these cases through the eyes of the victims who lost their hard-earned savings, and hear from Indiana Secretary of State staff who worked tirelessly to bring the fraudsters to justice.

“Our goal is to show that investment fraud happens right here in our own backyard, not just in New York and to people with millions to invest,” said Secretary Lawson. “Financial losses through investment fraud scams are often devastating to victims in more than one way. Going forward, we hope to use this documentary to help educate Hoosiers across the state.”

Secretary Lawson will visit the following locations for a movie and a meal throughout September and October to educate citizens on investment fraud. All events are free to the public and open to the media. Please note, some details are forthcoming. 

September 7th – Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Library Nora Branch at 1:30PM

September 14th – Kokomo, Kokomo Chamber of Commerce at 8AM

September 14th – Lafayette, Lafayette Courtyard Marriott at 12PM

September 19th – Columbus, The Commons at 8AM

September 19th – Bloomington, City Hall Council Chambers at 12PM

September 21st – Brownsburg, Brownsburg Public Library at 8AM

September 21st – Greenwood, Greenwood Social at 12PM

October 2nd – Greenfield, Hancock Public Library at 8AM

October 2nd – Richmond, Richmond Innovation Center at 12PM

October 5th – Muncie, Ball State Student Center at 8AM

October 5th – Ft. Wayne, Indiana Wesleyan University Ft. Wayne Education and Conference Center 12PM

October 12th – South Bend

October 20th – Evansville

October 20th – Vincennes

The documentary is also available online at indianamoneywise.com. 

The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office is constantly identifying new ways to protect the most vulnerable among us. The public can report suspected securities or investment fraud to the Secretary of State’s office at 317-232-6682.

The $cammed documentary is funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions. www.investorprotection.org.

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Contact Information:
Name: Valerie Warycha
Phone: 317-233-8655
Email: vwarycha@sos.in.gov
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