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State Securities Regulators Issue Senior Investor Alert

NASAA says retirees and those nearing retirement remain vulnerable as they manage a lifetime of savings WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2007) —The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today issued a Senior Investor Alert warning that retirees and those nearing retirement can face serious traps as they manage the savings they have accumulated throughout their working […]

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Senior Summit

Hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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.

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Senior Investor Alert: Free Meal Seminars

State securities regulators warn senior investors to be aware that a combination of “free lunch” seminars, misleading professional “senior specialist” designations, and abusive sales practices can create a perfect storm for investment fraud.

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NASAA Outlines Dangers Facing Senior Investors

Borg: “States have been in the vanguard developing innovative regulatory responses to fight senior investment fraud.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2007)—The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today told a Congressional panel that senior investors are being targeted through “free lunch” investment seminars by predators holding professional-sounding designations that can be nothing more than empty marketing […]

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NASAA To Outline Efforts to Protect Seniors from Misleading ‘Free Lunch’ Investment Seminars and Professional Designations

NASAA President Joseph P. Borg to Testify Before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2007) – North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg will discuss ongoing efforts of state securities regulators to protect senior investors from misleading “free lunch” seminars and professional designations […]

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NASAA To Outline Efforts to Protect Seniors from Misleading 'Free Lunch' Investment Seminars and Professional Designations

NASAA President Joseph P. Borg to Testify Before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2007) – North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg will discuss ongoing efforts of state securities regulators to protect senior investors from misleading “free lunch” seminars and professional designations […]

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NASAA to Participate in National Seniors Summit September 10

Summit to Bring Together Leading Senior Investor Protection Authorities WASHINGTON (August 7, 2007) —The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) will participate in the second annual Seniors Summit, hosted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, September 10, 2007 in Washington, D.C., NASAA President Joseph P. Borg said today. (Click here for registration details.) The […]

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NASAA Offers Tips on How to Talk to Aging Parents About Senior Investment Fraud

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2007) — They talked about the birds and bees with you, now it’s your turn to talk dollars and sense when it comes to your parent’s financial future and how to avoid losing their nest egg to financial fraud. Free lunch seminars, high-pressure phone calls, and endless mail guaranteeing high returns with […]

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NASAA Warns Online Investors to Beware of Hack Attacks

Investors Urged to Carefully Monitor Online Trading Accounts WASHINGTON (October 26, 2006) – The North American Securities Administrators Association today warned investors to carefully monitor their online trading accounts in the wake of “hack attacks” in which predators have broken into customer accounts at online brokerages in the United States and Canada and made unauthorized trades […]

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NASAA Survey Shows Senior Investment Fraud Accounts for Nearly Half of all Complaints Received by State Securities Regulators

Unregistered Securities, Variable and Equity Indexed Annuities Most Pervasive Financial Products Involved in Senior Investment Fraud WASHINGTON (July 17, 2006)—With the first ‘Baby Boomers’ turning 60 this year, state securities regulators warned today that investment fraud among seniors, which already accounts for nearly half of all investor complaints received by state securities regulators, could grow significantly […]

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