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Short Titles as Introduced

Seniors Financial Fraud Prevention Act of 2010

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Official Title as Introduced

To establish a separate office within the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/27/2010Introduced in House

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07/27/2010Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/27/2010Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Energy and Commerce07/27/2010 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/27/2010)

Seniors Financial Fraud Prevention Act of 2010 - Establishes a separate office within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and requires the office to assist the FTC in monitoring the market for mail, telemarketing, television, and Internet fraud which targets seniors.

Requires the FTC through such office: (1) to disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, television, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, including on ways of referring complaints to appropriate law enforcement agencies; (2) in response to a request about a particular entity or individual, to provide publicly available information on any record of civil or criminal law enforcement action for such fraud; and (3) to maintain a website as a resource for such individuals on those kinds of fraud.

Requires the FTC through such office to establish procedures to: (1) log and acknowledge complaints from individuals who certify that they believe they have been victims of mail, telemarketing, television, or Internet fraud; (2) provide certain information on those kinds of fraud; and (3) refer such complaints to appropriate entities, including state consumer protection agencies and entities and appropriate law enforcement agencies, for potential law enforcement action.