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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.

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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 oversees and writes for the Business section. She pens a weekly personal finance column, and is also a Parenting Perspectives columnist for the Variety 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 letters@forumcomm.com
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