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Utah Federal, State and Local Government Officials Join Forces to Educate Investors on How to Avoid Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah
Public Seminar to be held in St. George

SALT LAKE CITY -- In a new, collaborative effort, Utah federal, state and local government officials established the Financial Fraud Institute and will hold a multi-agency seminar designed to educate Utah investors and consumers on how to recognize and avoid financial and consumer fraud, announced U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Regional Director Richard R. Best and U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John W. Huber. 


The free seminar is open to the public and will be held in St. George on Nov 2.  Follow us on Twitter at #StopFraudUtah.


Officials from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Utah Attorney General’s Office, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Utah Division of Securities, Utah Division of Consumer Protection, FBI, IRS and the Washington County Attorney’s office will participate in the seminar.


John Huber, United States Attorney for the District of Utah, will be the keynote speaker at the seminar. This is the third in a series of seminars as a part of the Financial Fraud Institute initiative.


The seminar will provide information on key questions to ask before making investment decisions, where to find free and unbiased information, how to spot financial scams, and how to report suspected fraud. 


WHO:  National and local experts from federal and state law enforcement and financial regulatory agencies


WHAT:  Financial Fraud Institute Seminars to educate investors and consumers on how to recognize and avoid fraud


WHEN:  November 2, 2017

                4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (



WHERE:  The Dixie Center

                   1835 Convention Center Drive

                   St. George, UT


Those interested in attending the seminar must register at:, or call 801-579-6191. For more information, visit


The seminar is open to the press.  Press interested in attending the event should contact Melodie Rydalch of the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office on 801-243-6475 or


Updated October 10, 2017