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AARP Lines Up Behind Collins-McCaskill ‘Senior$afe’ Bill

 

The bill would put in place a plan to help protect American seniors from financial exploitation and fraud by providing support to regulators, financial institutions, and legal organizations aimed at educating their employees about how to identify and prevent financial exploitation of older Americans.

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