Minnesota Democratic senator and former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar along with Kansas Republican senator Jerry Moran have proposed legislation to protect elderly Americans from Coronavirus-related scams. Their bill which is called the Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act, if passed, would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prepare and file a report with Congress detailing scams directed at older Americans during the Coronavirus pandemic along with suggestions about how to protect seniors from these scams. For years here at Scamicide I have been providing such information to everyone about the scams that threaten all of us including seniors as well as advising people how to avoid these scams.
In regard to Coronavirus related scams, I urge you to check out the section of Scamicide that provides details about all of the now prevalent Coronavirus related scams and how to protect yourself from those scams. In regard to scams targeting seniors, who are always a prime target of scammers, I suggest as a starting point, you read this article I wrote for Fraud Magazine which provides a long list of things you can do to protect older people from being scammed. https://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4295009331
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