The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Financial Literacy Program will present a free public talk, Protecting the Nest Egg: Detecting Scams in Hawai’i, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tom Simon on Thursday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. at Webster Hall 203.

Simon joined the FBI in 1995 and currently investigates high-yield investment frauds, major embezzlements and traditional white-collar crimes in Hawai’i. Simon serves as press spokeman for the Honolulu FBI office, and appears regularly on local news programs and radio talk shows.

Prior to transferring to the FBI Honolulu office, he worked at the FBI Chicago office for 14 years, where he investigated financial crimes, counter-terrorism and political corruption. Following the 9/11 attacks, he was assigned to a team of special agents who dismantled several Islamic charities funneling money to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups. As his final case in Chicago, Simon was on the team of agents who investigated Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, which culminated in the politician’s conviction for attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama.

RSVP is required. Register online. For disability accommodations, call (808) 956-6572.

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