Senate Committee Updates 2017 Fraud Book; Takes on Scammers
The number of calls to the Senate Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline more than doubled in 2016 -- a sign that the Committee’s efforts have increased awareness of schemes targeting older Americans, but also a stark reminder that con artists continue to stop at nothing in order to rob unsuspecting seniors of their hard-earned money.
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