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BBB helps Naval Support Activity Mid-South Kick Off Military Saves Week

Star Staff Reports

Capt. Stephen Fimple, Commander, Naval Support Activity Mid-South signs a proclamation designating the week of Feb. 25-March 1 as Military Saves Week.

Capt. Stephen Fimple, Commander, Naval Support Activity Mid-South signs a proclamation designating the week of Feb. 25-March 1 as Military Saves Week.

The week of Feb. 25 – March 1 was designated as Military Saves Week. Naval Support Activity Mid-South kicked off the week with a BBB presentation of a workshop entitled Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud. The program is part of a partnership between the BBB and the FINRA (Financial Investment Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation.

The BBB/FINRA Smart Investing program that helps consumers to better understand:

* What the face of fraud looks like.

* The risk factors that differentiate victims from other investors.

* The most common persuasion tactics used in investment fraud.

* How to protect oneself from investment scams.

The program is offered at no charge by the Better Business Bureau. To schedule a presentation for your group, contact Nancy Crawford at 757-8627.

Naval Support Activity Mid-South Commander Captain Stephen Fimple signs a proclamation designating the week of Feb. 25 – March 2, 2013 as Military Saves Week.

BBB is an unbiased, non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Founded in 1912, today 114 BBBs across the U. S. and Canada provide BBB Business Reviewsof more than 4 million companies, rosters of BBB Accredited Businesses, dispute resolution services, objective advice, alerts and educational informationon topics affecting marketplace trust, for consumers and businesses alike, at no cost.Please visitbbb.orgfor more information.

Military Saves is part of America Saves and is operated by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America.  Military Saves is part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign and has been a partner with DoD since 2003.  Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. Military Saves is a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign and is supported in part by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s mission is to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. FINRA’s Investor Education Foundation’s mission is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.  Established in 2003, the FINRA Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects aimed at segments of the investing public that could benefit from additional resources.

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