Media Advisory - There's no such thing as a free lunch - Alberta Securities Commission to provide fraud prevention education and #freelunch to Edmontonians

EDMONTON, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ -


WHAT:  One in three Albertans believe they have been approached with a possible fraudulent investment.
   
  March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada, and to increase awareness of investment fraud, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) will be taking over the Smokehouse BBQ food truck to offer Edmontonians a free lunch and educational resources on Wednesday, March 19.
   
  The campaign will focus on educating the public on the concept that "there's no such thing as a free lunch" when it comes to investing, while highlighting the key steps anyone can take to decrease their chances of becoming a victim of investment fraud.
   
WHO:  Alison Trollope, Director, Communications & Investor Education, Alberta Securities Commission
  Lorinda Brinton, Senior Advisor, Investor Education, Alberta Securities Commission
  www.CHECKFIRST.ca
   
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  *Media are requested to arrive between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
   
WHERE:  102 Street NW and MacDonald Drive NW, Edmonton
   
*PHOTO OP:   Alberta Securities Commission staff and street teams will be on hand to distribute information and give out free lunches to Edmontonians.
 

SOURCE Alberta Securities Commission

For further information:

Sophie Pilon
Brookline Public Relations
Phone: 403-538-5641 ext. 110
Email: spilon@brooklinepr.com