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 resource specifically for senior investors to help you protect yourself against investment fraud.

RESOURCES

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.

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MISLEADING SENIOR DESIGNATIONS

Seniors should carefully check the credentials of individuals holding themselves out as “senior specialists.”

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR NEST EGG

Ten common-sense solutions to avoid investment fraud.

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ELDER INVESTMENT FRAUD AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION 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.

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INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU INVEST

A quick reference checklist to help investors ask the right questions before making an investment.

Investigate Before You Invest

SENIOR INVESTOR RESOURCE LIBRARY

NASAA’s Serve Our Seniors website has a series of resources developed for senior investors by state and provincial securities regulators in the United States and Canada.

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THE WARNING SIGNS OF GUARDIAN FINANCIAL ABUSE

A trusted guardian can be a wonderful resource. But sometimes guardians may take advantage of the people or assets in their care. Be aware of the red flags of guardian financial abuse.

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