My wife and I are retired and receive a lot of telemarketing calls pressuring us to make investments. Is there a way to stop these calls?

Senior investors are prime targets for investment scam artists. While some investment solicitations are legitimate, it is often difficult to decipher between the good and bad. You can take your name off solicitation lists by visiting the following websites:

  • DoNotCall.gov: By registering your telephone number, you will be removed from telemarketers’ phone lists.
  • DMAchoice.org: This website, which was developed by the Direct Marketing Association, will help you control the amount of mail and email you receive from solicitors.
  • Networkadvertising.org: You can use this website to opt out of “advertising cookies” that are often placed on your computer by marketers.

If you still receive solicitations, be cautious. Most reputable investment firms will honor your request to not receive telemarketing calls or mailings.