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Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Investment Fraud - Part 5

Week of December 16

Investment Fraud - Part 4

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Investment Fraud - Part 6

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of Investment Fraud. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

At a church board meeting, a board member states that he has come across an excellent opportunity for the investment of church funds. He explains that he came across the opportunity in an online ad on the Internet. He distributes copies of the ad, which show that the investment will be in an offshore venture that will return guaranteed rates of 2 percent per month. However, the opportunity must be accepted within 72 hours or the opportunity will be lost forever. Should the board be concerned about this opportunity? Why or why not?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

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