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Scams targeting veterans on the rise
There are thousands of "free lunch" seminars that attract large audiences. In 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority scrutinized 110 securities firms that presented free lunch seminars. Their report found that 100 percent of them were sales presentations, despite the fact that the majority were advertised as "educational."
By Elliot Raphaelson, Tribune Media Services
September 30, 2013