NASAA members and other consumer education organizations offer excellent resources to help seniors better understand their investments. Some of these resources are listed below.
Seniors Against Investment Fraud
The Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) Program is a statewide outreach campaign under the California Department of Corporations and funded by the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning. The primary purpose of SAIF is to take the leadership role to alert and educate all Californians over the age of 50 about investment and telemarketing fraud crimes and how to avoid being victimized.
Tips for Seniors Considering an Annuity Purchase
A guide from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth helps seniors to avoid annuity frauds.
Senior Citizens Securities Fraud
A helpful brochure from the Illinois Securities Department offers tips to protect yourself from investment fraud.
A Consumer Guide for Seniors
Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General offers a comprehensive guide highlighting many of the investment frauds aimed at seniors.
Missouri Senior Investor Protection Unit
Missouri’s Secretary of State’s office includes a specially trained unit of attorneys, investigators, auditors and education specialists that investigates new cases with senior-specific issues, provides investor education and holds outreach and education events.
Seniors & Fraud . . . Arm Yourself With Information
A helpful resource from the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance.
Telemarketing Investment Fraud
Tips from the National Consumer League’s National Fraud Information Center on how to avoid telemarketed investment scams.