Summary: This bill establishes a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council, which shall create model educational materials to educate employees of retailers, financial-services companies, and wire-transfer companies on how to identify and prevent scams that affect seniors. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 03/09/20.
STATUS: Introduced 05/09/19 by Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] .
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “We must do more to protect older Americans from being victimized by scammers,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “Annually, more than $3 billion is stolen from older Americans. Criminals take advantage of some of our most vulnerable Americans for their personal information and money with coercive tactics, like demanding payment for fake debts owed through wire transfer or gift card. I proudly introduced the Stop Senior Scams Act to empower the business community to help stop this fraud before it’s too late.” (Source: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Press Release, 05/09/19)
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