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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2013

Federal Agencies Host Conference Open to the Public


Orlando, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that his office, in conjunction with federal, state, and local law enforcement, financial regulatory agencies and local service providers will host a fraud conference for the general public on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). The conference will be held at the Florida A & M University College of Law, located at 201 Beggs Avenue in downtown Orlando. Admission is free.

Investor fraud, identity theft, 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 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 (407) 648-7569.

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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