To help protect seniors and other vulnerable investors from financial exploitation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has developed a Senior Helpline to provide assistance and advice.
While the average age of callers is 70 years old, the Helpline is by no means limited to investors of a certain age. FINRA welcomes calls from adult children inquiring about their parents' investments.
The Helpline receives calls covering a wide range of issues, from how to review an investment account statement, to help with lost securities, to more troubling concerns of potential fraud and abuse.
FINRA uses the information it receives from the Helpline to identify emerging scams and quickly alert the public.
To reach the FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors, call (844) 574-3577 (1-844-57-HELPS) or visit www.finra.org/seniorhelpline.