Indiana Secretary of State educates public on investment fraud

Secretary of State Connie Lawson was in Vincennes Friday. This was her 14th city rising awareness of investment fraud. She also showed off a documentary about investment fraud across Indiana.

Posted: Oct 22, 2017 4:01 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2017 4:01 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)-Secretary of State Connie Lawson has been quite busy traveling this fall. Friday she was in Vincennes making this her 14th city rising awareness of investment fraud. 

Her team came to the YMCA Senior Center for the public event. Secretary Lawson says her department gets roughly 200 calls a year when it comes to investment fraud.

That's why they helped produce an educational documentary call “Scammed: Investment Fraud Revealed.” It consisted of scams that took place all over the state.

They also answered questions for those with concerns. Secretary Lawson says being aware of these scams is the first step to preventing them. She hopes people will reach out before it’s too late.

"You know education is the key. We want to reach people before they are approached by somebody that has a message that seems too good. Obviously the message here is if it seems too good more than likely is too good to be true," said Secretary Lawson.

"We can only give out so much information and we can only get so much information if we know how to research it,” said Margo Stanczak who attended the event. “A lot of older people don't know how to do that" 

Vincennes was the last stop for the programs tour but if you would like to see the documentary or learn more go to their website here.

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