NASAA’s Investor Education Section
Karen Tyler, North Dakota, Chair
Diane Young-Spitzer, Massachusetts,
Bernice Geiger, New Mexico
Tina Kotsalos, Pennsylvania
Marissa Sollows, New Brunswick
NASAA Communications & Investor Education Staff
Director of Communications
Assistant Mgr., Communications & Investor Education
NASAA/AARP Free Lunch Monitor Program
With fraud and scams on the rise, older Americans remain a primary target for unscrupulous individuals. A common setting for fraudsters to engage with their victims is by offering a free lunch or dinner seminar for older investors interested in learning more about investing in retirement. Often, attendees of these free seminars are pitched unsuitable or fraudulent investment products and pressured into providing personal information. Remember: there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
NASAA has joined forces with AARP to give individuals an opportunity to fight back against unscrupulous promoters by reporting possibilities of questionable investment practices in their communities to state securities authorities for evaluation.
How to Become a Free-Lunch Monitor
Download the “What to Listen For” checklist here and learn more about how to participate in the NASAA/AARP Free Lunch Monitor Program.
Visit our interactive map to contact your state or provincial securities regulator and to find other resources for seniors.