Commissioner of Securities Auditor Glen B. Gainer III, in conjunction with AARP Foundation and Investor Protection Trust, will host training today at the Randolph County Senior Center called "Seniors against Investment Fraud."
The program will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at approximately 2 p.m., with lunch provided.
Seniors Against Investment Fraud is a proactive, community-based campaign designed to educate and empower West Virginia seniors to detect, identify, avoid and report investment fraud in their communities. The program can help seniors and others confirm that a salesperson and company are properly licensed and registered with the West Virginia auditor's Securities Commission, identify "red flags" associated with the solicitation, get facts before investing, locate other available resources and get information on current scams targeting seniors. The program is open to all ages and agencies.
Speakers for the program include Gainer, Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong, Sgt. G.L. Stalnaker of the West Virginia State Police and Larry Pnakovich from the West Virginia State Auditor's Office.