Nobody cares more about your money than YOU!

Paul Kitchen“Older Americans lose as much as $37 billion each year to financial fraud,” according to the 2016 Population Reference Bureau Report. And while the total damage incurred through these schemes is in dispute, the emotional and financial turmoil of victims is very real.

At 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Paul Kitchin, an enforcement attorney at the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Securities Division, will address the issue of investment fraud targeting seniors. According to Kitchin, financial losses suffered by mature investors are higher than any other form of financial abuse. His presentation will explain the role of the state securities regulator and how it can help protect us as investors. He will identify the warning signs of a fraudulent investment opportunity and discuss the dos and don’ts vital to protecting your nest egg.

Kitchin has been directing investigations and filing administrative complaints for violations of the Arizona Securities and Investment Management Acts since 2015. The Securities Division is responsible for enforcing securities and investment laws in Arizona through investigative actions as well as registration and oversight of securities, companies, salespeople and financial advisers.

A graduate of Cornell University Law School, Kitchin worked for a Boston law firm, specializing in intellectual property, commercial litigation and criminal appeals before moving to Arizona and joining the Securities Division.

Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.