On Thursday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present a program entitled “Learn How to Avoid Senior Financial Exploitation.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

This program, presented by two representatives from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Securities, teaches investor self defense, including ten tips to protect the investor’s money and the top ten investor traps to avoid.

Theresa A. Hendricks, an Investigator for the Bureau, has worked for the office for over 20 years in multiple capacities including: conducting Enforcement investigations, examining broker-dealer and investment advisory firms and reviewing issuer agent registration and exemption filings.

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 Arlene S. Ferris-Waks is the Director of Investor Outreach for the Bureau. She presently supervises the Complaints and Investor Education Outreach Units. She has extensive experience conducting and supervising investment fraud, insider trading and stock manipulation investigations.

The event is free and open to the public. To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”