NASAA Model Act to Protect Seniors and Vulnerable Adults
In a significant step toward providing much needed protection for seniors and vulnerable adults, NASAA announced that its membership has voted to adopt a model act designed to protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation. The model, entitled “An Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation,” provides new tools to help detect and prevent financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors: In 2015, FINRA launched the toll-free FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors® to provide older investors with a supportive place to get assistance from knowledgeable FINRA staff related to concerns they have with their brokerage accounts and investments. Senior investors can call FINRA's new toll-free FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors to get neutral, knowledgeable assistance with:
• Understanding how to review investment portfolios or account statements;
• Concerns about the handling of a brokerage account; and
• Investor tools and resources form FINRA, including BrokerCheck
Monday – Friday - 9 A.M. To 5 P.M. EST