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Securities Division > News Archive  > 2007 Press Releases > For Immediate Release: April 13, 2007 Rokita sponsors investor awareness workshop for Indianapolis area

Contact: Allison Fore
317-233-8655
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“Protect Your Pockets” Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 14 , 2007 at the Gene B. Glick Junior Achievement Education Center

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis will play host to The Indiana Secretary of State's fourth “Protect Your Pockets” financial workshop offered to Hoosiers.  The free event will be held at the Gene B. Glick Junior Achievement Education Center on Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

April is “Financial Literacy and Investor Awareness Month” in Indiana - an appropriate time for Hoosiers to learn about mortgage basics, investing basics, saving for the future, creating a personal budget, the importance of financial literacy, and avoiding investment fraud.

Secretary of State Todd Rokita and other financial experts will speak at the workshop designed to teach community members practical common sense ways to avoid scams and choose products and services that meet their financial goals. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from a fellow Hoosier who fell victim to investment fraud and learn what precautions he encourages investors to take.

“Research indicates that nearly two-thirds of Indiana adults have little or no knowledge about investing and fraudulent schemes,” Rokita said.  “The first step in protecting yourself from fraud is to be an educated investor.  If we achieve that, we can prevent con artists from stealing Hoosiers' hard-earned money.” 

“Protect Your Pockets” workshops are an important component of the Indiana Investment Watch program developed by the Secretary of State Todd Rokita's office, which regulates securities in the state and can inform investors whether or not an investment is legitimate.  Funding for workshops will come from the state's securities enforcement fund, which contains money collected from court settlements in security fraud cases.

To about the “Protect Your Pockets” workshop and the Indiana Investment Watch Program, visit  www.IndianaInvestmentWatch.com or call toll-free at 1-800-223-8791.

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