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A New Survey Identifies Common Traits in Victims of Investment Fraud



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(OPEN):
AMERICANS LOSE TENS-OF-BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, EACH YEAR, TO INVESTMENT-FRAUD.  WHAT TYPE OF PERSON IS MOST SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED?  THE NEWLY RELEASED "INVESTMENT-FRAUD VULNERABILITY STUDY" IDENTIFIES STARK DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KNOWN VICTIMS, AND THE GENERAL INVESTOR-POPULATION.  DOUG SHADEL ["SHAH-DELL"] IS THE LEAD-RESEARCHER AT A-A-R-P'S "FRAUD-WATCH NETWORK"...

(SHADEL):
"MORE VICTIMS REPORTED VALUING WEALTH-ACCUMULATION AS A MEASURE OF SUCCESS; BEING OPEN TO SALES-PITCHES; BEING WILLING TO TAKE RISKS; PREFERRING UNREGULATED INVESTMENTS; OR DESCRIBING THEMSELVES AS IDEOLOGICALLY CONSERVATIVE.  IN TERMS OF BEHAVIORS, MORE VICTIMS REPORTED BEING TARGETED BY PHONE-CALLS OR E-MAILS FROM BROKERS; MAKING AT LEAST FIVE INVESTMENT-DECISIONS, EACH YEAR; OR MAKING REMOTE INVESTMENTS THAT INVOLVE RESPONDING TO A PHONE-, E-MAIL-, OR T-V-PITCH.  AND, MORE VICTIMS REPORTED BEING OLDER, MALE, MARRIED, OR A VETERAN."

(BRIDGE):
THE STUDY ALSO LISTS SOME TIPS FOR AVOIDING FRAUD...

(SHADEL):
"WE URGE INVESTORS TO ONLY DEAL WITH REGISTERED ADVISORS AND INVESTMENTS; TO PUT THEMSELVES ON THE OFFICIAL 'DO NOT CALL'-LIST; TO GET A SEPARATE CALL-BLOCKING SYSTEM; AND TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THEY GIVE TO SALESPERSONS.  ALSO, INVESTORS SHOULD AVOID MAKING A DECISION BASED SOLELY ON AN AD, A CALL, OR AN E-MAIL--AND SHOULD AVOID MAKING A DECISION WHEN THEY'RE UNDER STRESS."

(CLOSE):
TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"FRAUD-WATCH-NETWORK".



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