Welcome to NASAA’s Senior Investor Resource Center
As your first line of defense against investment fraud, NASAA members have heard too many stories of scam artists who prey on unsuspecting seniors by offering “too good to be true” investment schemes.
Although many of the firms and individuals behind these schemes are prosecuted, we cannot guarantee that you will not be targeted by predators seeking to swindle you out of the hard-earned money you need for a secure retirement. Education and awareness are your best weapons in the fight against investment fraud. NASAA provides tools specifically for senior investors to help you protect yourself against investment fraud.
Resources for Seniors
- NASAA / AARP Free Lunch Monitor Program
NASAA is working with AARP to ensure that senior investors are not being pressured into purchasing fraudulent or unsuitable investments at free lunch seminars.
- Misleading Senior Designations
Seniors should carefully check the credentials of individuals holding themselves out as “senior specialists.”
- 10 Tips to Protect Your Nest Egg
Ten common-sense solutions to avoid investment fraud.
- Conversation Starters
A guide to having the money talk with your loved ones.
- Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program
This NASAA-NAPSA-IPT program educates medical professionals and other caregivers about how to identify seniors who may be vulnerable to financial abuse.
- Seniors Summit
Senior Summits allow state securities regulators the opportunity to come together with the SEC and FINRA to coordinate joint enforcement and education efforts to protect senior investors from investment fraud.
- I N V E S T i g a t e Before You Invest
A quick reference checklist to help investors ask the right questions before making an investment.
- Senior Investor News & Alerts
- Top 10 Investor Traps
- Investment Fraud Awareness Quiz
Take our 12-question quiz and learn what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud.
- Investor Education Library
A variety of investor education publications and brochures.
- Additional Resources for Seniors
NASAA members and other consumer education organizations offer excellent resources to help seniors better understand their investments.
- Get Help from Your State or Provincial Securities Regulator