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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was…

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    Robocall Scams

    Technologists and telecommunications officials testified on the effectiveness of existing law to prevent fraudulent “robocalls,” or automated telephone calls, and described…

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    Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws

    Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying…

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    Business Opportunity Scams

    Panelists talked about specific types of financial fraud schemes. Topics included enforcement measures and recommendations for improved consumer protection programs. They…

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    Internet Electronic Mail Fraud

    Ms. Greisman talked about two “phishing” scams that were being conducted over the Internet during holiday shopping season. Both claimed that reputable businesses…

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    Victimization of the Elderly

    The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on the victimization of the elderly through various scams. The first public release of a Federal Trade Commission study requested by…

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