'Money Matters' Conference Highlights Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Your Money from Financial Scams

Apr 24, 2013, 11:12 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Governor Corbett's proclamation of April as "Financial Education Month," the members of the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission today urged Pittsburgh-area investors to learn more about how to protect themselves and loved ones from financial scams at the "Money Matters" investor education conference on April 30.

Mary Bach, chair of the of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force, will be leading a seminar on how to identify and avoid financial scams during this year's "Money Matters" conference.

Bach, vice-president of the Scanning Certification Advisory Board, is helping to set industry standards for retail pricing accuracy at the checkout. She has been honored as National Consumer of the Year at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and has received AARP's prestigious Andrus Award, the organization's highest honor for community service.

"Pennsylvania is a great place for people to invest their money, but investors also understand there are 'bad actors' lurking on the fringes of our economy" said Glenn E. Moyer, vice-chair of the Commission and Secretary of Banking and Securities. "I am pleased that investors can come to 'Money Matters' and learn how to protect themselves from financial scams from an experienced advocate like Mary Bach."

"Money Matters" will take place on April 30 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. The conference runs from 6-9 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Information and registration is available by calling 1-800-PA-BANKS (800-722-2657) or online at www.dobs.state.pa.us.

Now in its 10th year, "Money Matters" is part of The Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing® Pennsylvania, a collaboration between the AARP Foundation, the Investor Protection Trust, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and AARP Pennsylvania.

Media contact: Ed Novak, 717-783-4721

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities