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… read more

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, despite the enactment of laws allowing consumers to opt out of unsolicited telephone marketing calls. Witnesses included a telephone scam victim who displayed a log of telephone calls that she had received, a Federal Trade Commission marketing regulator, a state official, and a computer science and networking expert who said criminals were frequently outsmarting anti-scam technologies. Senator Collins demonstrated how caller identification could be falsified by having a staff member make a call with a “spoofed” identification. close

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Phone Scams Against the Elderly

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Program ID:
326507-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2015 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2015 | 12:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 10, 2015 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 10, 2015 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2015 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 11, 2015 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2015 | 5:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2015 | 12:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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