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Upcoming Jacksonville Fraud Summit To Arm Consumers With Information To Protect Themselves Against Fraud Schemes

Federal Agencies Host Conference Open to the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2013

Jacksonville, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that his office, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will host a fraud conference for the general public on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). The conference will be held at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Jacksonville Regional Operation Center located at 921 North Davis Street (Building E ) in Jacksonville. Admission is free.

Investor fraud, identity theft, cyber intrusion, and financial exploitation of the elderly are serious national problems. Our country's recent financial crisis has resulted in an unprecedented rise in investment fraud schemes, tax fraud, and other financial crimes, involving thousands of victims and staggering losses. The United States Attorney's Office and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners are hosting this conference to educate the public about the fraudulent schemes that are being perpetrated in our region and to provide information on resources and strategies to protect citizens from becoming a victim of these types of crime.

Members of the public are invited to attend this conference. Admission is free and educational materials will be provided, but space is limited. To RSVP for the conference, please call (904) 301-6341 or send an e-mail to Nefl.fraud.summit@usdoj.gov.

This conference is part of the ongoing efforts of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force which was created by President Obama in November 2009 to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. For more information on the task force, visit www.stopfraud.gov.

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