Investment fraud costs Illinois residents millions of dollars each year.
Secretary of State Jesse White announced the kick-off of a new public awareness campaign aimed at encouraging people to investigate before they invest.
Secretary of State spokesperson Dave Druker says they want to remind people that they should "investigate before they invest" and make sure their advisor or broker is legit.
He says victims of investment scams are oftentimes seniors.
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