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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

Public Seminars to be held in Salt Lake City and Utah County

SALT LAKE CITY -- In a new, collaborative effort, Utah federal, state and local government officials established the Financial Fraud Institute and will hold two separate multi-agency seminars 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 seminars are open to the public and will be held in Salt Lake City on April 26 and in Utah County on May 10.  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, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Utah Division of Consumer Protection, FBI, IRS, the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office, and the Utah County Attorney’s Office will participate in the seminars.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will be the keynote speaker at the April seminar and Chief Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah will be the keynote speaker at the May seminar. These are the first in a series of seminars to be held by representatives of the Financial Fraud Institute.

The seminars 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

Salt Lake City

 

WHEN: April 26 in Salt Lake City

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. See full agenda

 

WHERE: University of Utah

S.J. Quinney College of Law Auditorium

383 S. University St.

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Free parking at the University of Utah Stadium

 

Utah County

 

WHEN: May 10 in Utah County

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. See full agenda

 

WHERE: Utah Valley University

Classroom Building Rooms 101B and 101C

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058

 

Those interested in attending the seminars must register at: Salt Lake City and Utah County, or call 801-579-6191. For more information, visit www.utfraud.com.

 

The seminars are open to the press. Press interested in attending the events should contact Melodie Rydalch of the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office on 801-243-6475 or melodie.rydalch@usdoj.gov.

 

 

Topic: 
StopFraud
Updated April 5, 2017