For immediate release - April 15,2006
For more information contact:
Lisa Angelotti
Project Director
Invest Ed®
(405) 325-5162
www.investedok.org
 
PARTNERSHIP BRINGS INVESTMENT FRAUD MESSAGE TO CITIES STATEWIDE THROUGH TOWNHALL MEETINGS.
 

OKLAHOMA CITY , OK – Invest Ed® and AARP Oklahoma are planning a series of statewide Town Hall Meetings as the cornerstone of the Invest Ed® securities education and anti-fraud activities in May. Invest Ed® is an unbiased investor education program made possible by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and produced by the University of Oklahoma Outreach, College of Continuing Education. A series of public service announcements will run on radio and television providing anti-fraud tips, guiding audiences to www.investedok.org for investor education resources and encouraging Oklahomans to attend one of the free anti-fraud based Town Hall meetings.

“The upcoming Town Hall meetings will provide us the perfect opportunity to interact with Oklahomans about the dangers of investment fraud,” said Irving Faught, administrator for the Oklahoma Securities Commission. “We hope Oklahomans will come away from these meetings with a better understanding of the kinds of frauds that can jeopardize their financial well-being.”

The upcoming Town Hall meetings will be held throughout May in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Edmond, Guymon, Lawton, McAlester, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Woodward. Most of the programs will be held in the main public libraries of each city.

“AARP Oklahoma is especially pleased to be part of The Invest Ed® Town Hall programs as an integral part of its consumer protection efforts,” said Bob Bristow, AARP Oklahoma state president. “By working with the Oklahoma Securities Commission, we hope to help Oklahomans protect their assets from the types of fraud that can lead to financial devastation.”

The Town Hall Meetings will examine the different types of investment fraud and the psychology of fraud. Powerful anti-fraud documentaries that profile some of Oklahoma’s most recent investment fraud cases also will be featured. To reserve a seat at one of the meetings, please call Chris Elliot at (405)-325-3488.

For more information visit www.investedok.org.

AARP Oklahoma is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps Oklahomans 50-plus have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.

The Oklahoma Securities Commission protects investors through the enforcement of the Oklahoma Uniform Securities Act of 2004; an act prohibiting fraud in securities transactions and requiring the registration of securities dealers and securities.

University of Oklahoma Outreach is a lifelong learning organization dedicated to helping individuals and organizations transform themselves through knowledge.

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Invest Ed® is an unbiased, non-profit investment education program with the sole objective of increasing Oklahoman's investment knowledge and fraud protection. This multi-faceted investment literacy education program is made possible by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and produced by the University of Oklahoma OUTREACH ~ College of Continuing Education.