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Sheri Haugen-Hoffart, Investor Education Coordinator at the North Dakota Securities Departmen, talks to a lunch-time crowd about identifying and avoiding different types and ways of investment fraud Wednesday during an AARP and N.D. Securities Department presentation in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Fighting fraud: AARP event offers tips for recognizing investment scams

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FARGO - A common tactic of con-artists trying to promote fraudulent investments is offering a free lunch, said Sheri Haugen-Hoffart, investor education coordinator with the North Dakota Securities Department.


This drew a large laugh from the crowd of 100 attending a free lunch and learn event Wednesday sponsored by AARP North Dakota.

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Sherri Richards
Sherri Richards has worked for The Forum since 2002. She is the features and business editor, overseeing Variety, SheSays, Farmers' Forum, the daily Business pages and Saturday Business section.     Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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