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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is committed to helping Hawaii’s residents of all ages.  Hawaii’s kupuna (senior citizens) can be among the most targeted for fraud and scams.  We have gathered materials here for kupuna and their family or caregivers to help prepare and protect them from these scammers.

DCCA is made up of 12 offices and divisions.  Here are some of the materials available from those offices and divisions.

Securities Enforcement/Investor Education:

Keeping Our Kupuna (Seniors) Safe (PDF)

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Activity Booklet For Seniors (PDF)

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Check Before You Invest (PDF)

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Checklist- Before You Invest

Checklist – Before You Invest (PDF)

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How To Protect Your Nest Egg

How To Protect Your Nest Egg (PDF)

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Affinity Fraud

Affinity Fraud (PDF)

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Ponzi Schemes

Ponzi Schemes (PDF)

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Variable Annuities - Ask Questions

Variable Annuities – Ask Questions (PDF)

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Variable Annuities – What You Should Know (PDF)

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Real Stories (PDF)

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FINRA Fighting Fraud 101

Fighting Fraud 101 (PDF)

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FINRA “Free Lunch” Investment Seminars

“Free Lunch” Investment Seminars (PDF)

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CFPB Money Smart For Older Adults

Money Smart For Older Adults (PDF)

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Kupuna Alter Partners (KAP) (PDF)

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Hawaii Partners Against Fraud (PDF)

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Download more materials on the Investor Education Program page.

  • To schedule a FREE guest speaker or for us to exhibit at your next event, call 587-7400. Here is a list of presentation topics (click here).
  • To File a complaint form reporting investment fraud, call 586-2740 or toll free 1-877-447-2267.
  • To check registration, complaint history and background of any individual trying to sell you an investment, call 586-2722.

Other DCCA Agencies:

Office of Consumer Protection:

Regulated Industries Complaints Office:

Printable: What to tell sales people at your door or on the phone. Print and place by the doorway and your phone.

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Federal Trade Commission:

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