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  • Hearing Focuses on Financial Fraud Targeting Senior Citizens
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    Senior Citizens and Financial Fraud

    Witnesses that included a victim of an IRS impersonation scam and federal officials testified at a hearing on financial fraud targeting senior citizens. Some of the schemes involved purported sweepstakes winnings,…

    669 views
  • Federal and State Officials Testify on Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans
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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on financial exploitation of elderly Americans from financial exploitation. They focused on actions being taken to address the problem and…

    552 views
  • Hearing on Unwanted Telephone Calls and Scams
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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls had increased,…

    1,006 views
  • Hearing on Telephone Scams
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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 holding…

    454 views
  • Experts Testify on Blocking Robocall Scams
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    Robocall Scams

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

    415 views
  • Enforcement of AntiRobocall Laws
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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 laws…

    175 views
  • Business Opportunity Scams
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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 responded to…

    276 views
  • Internet Electronic Mail Fraud
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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 required personal information before…

    42 views