FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu, Public Information Officer
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Carson City, NV; April 19, 2013) — The North American Securities Administrators Association and AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) have teamed up to host a joint webinar, “Protect Your Finances: Tips to Avoid Financial Fraud,” that is free to the public.
The online interactive discussion will answer questions about ensuring the security of a nest egg. Webinar hosts will also highlight tips for senior citizens to hang on to their hard-earned money, including:
- Spotting common warning signs of a scam;
- Making sure investment products are right for the individuals; and
- Researching financial professionals.
The webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. PST. Questions can be submitted in advanced to firstname.lastname@example.org or during the live conversation. Register to attend by clicking here. If you are unable to attend but still register, you will receive a link to the webinar recording to listen at your convenience.
“Following the March sentencing of Jean Marc Eljwaidi, who was ordered to serve 21 months in prison and pay $1.8 million in restitution after pleading guilty to wire fraud, I can’t stress enough the importance of learning the warning signs of fraud,” said Secretary of State Ross Miller. “An individual could work his or her whole life building a tidy nest egg, only to find it gone in an instant because of a shady investment deal. This informative webinar is designed to help seniors protect their assets.”
For tips on investor education and recognizing fraud, visit the Securities Center of the Secretary of State’s website, www.nvsos.gov, or by clicking here and here.
Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
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