Insurance division launches fraud education campaign
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:18 AM
The Iowa Insurance Division has launched a statewide education program designed to combat investment and insurance fraud. As part of the "Iowa Fraud Fighters - Shield Your Savings" program, the division has created a website to help educate Iowans on common investment and insurance scams and to provide tips on how to prevent fraud, verify investment offers and report fraud. The site includes answers to frequently asked questions and a checklist of information to gather from investment advisers to verify the legitimacy of an offer and ensure that the investment adviser is licensed. The program also includes six consumer outreach and educational forums across the state, with the first forum kicking off at Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls on Sept. 24.