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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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