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IVC employees warned about retirement scam

June 13, 2013

Irvine Valley College's Police Department warned Thursday that someone has been trying to defraud the school's employees by convincing them to invest in a sham retirement plan.

A female suspect claiming to represent Schools First or an affiliated business has been trying to sell tax-deferred annuities to IVC employees, according to police.

"This is a scam," police said in an email. "Neither the person, nor the business that the person claims to represent, is affiliated with Schools First, and is not an approved solicitor of the South Orange County Community College District."

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Investigators asked that anyone solicited to invest in a such a program contact police immediately at (949) 451-5234.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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