Financial fraud seminar Ogden 110618

OGDEN — An upcoming event in Weber County could help you prevent your money being stolen by scammers. 

Members of the public are invited to attend a free consumer seminar on how to recognize and avoid fraudulent schemes

The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Commission Chambers at the Weber Center, located at 2380 Washington Blvd in Ogden. The event is being put on by the Utah U.S. Attorney's Office.

This free event will feature information on how to spot scams, how to report fraud and questions to ask before making a financial investment. 

A light dinner will be served while attendees can browse information booths from 5-5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker, Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Warner of the U.S. District Court of Utah, will speak around 5:40 p.m. 

Panel discussions will follow Warner's address, and will feature ways to avoid investment fraud and other fraudulent issues. 

Agencies involved with the event include the U.S. Attorney's Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI, Weber County Attorney's Office along with other local, state and federal agencies. 

Although the event is free, participants must register ahead of time. Space is limited, so those who want to attend can save their seat by registering online at www.utfraud.com or call 801-579-6191 as soon as possible. 

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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