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Public Awareness Initiative
The Secretary of State's office launched a statewide public awareness initiative from September 2009 to May 2010 to raise awareness on the most common types of investment fraud in Indiana: fraud aimed at seniors, faith-based affinity fraud and mortgage fraud. The multi-media campaign posed a simple question: "Think you can spot a con artist?" View the PSAs below:
Fraud aimed at seniors:
Faith-Based affinity fraud:
MoneyTrack Season 3: The Town that got Taken
Money Track is the award-winning public television series about investing that empowers real people of all income levels to become successful investors. In the episode "The Town that got Taken," hosts Pam and Jack join then-Secretary of State Todd Rokita to discuss one of the most devestating types of investment fraud: affinity fraud, where someone you know and trust takes advantage of you. View the episode below to learn how nearly 200 investors in a northern Indiana town got bilked out of millions of dollars by an unsuspecting elderly couple.