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117th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 446


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 19, 2021

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                                 AN ACT


 
To require the Federal Trade Commission to submit a report to Congress 
          on scams targeting seniors, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Protecting Seniors from Emergency 
Scams Act''.

SEC. 2. FTC REPORT ON SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS DURING EMERGENCIES.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Federal Trade Commission (referred to in this Act as the 
``Commission'') shall submit a report to Congress including--
            (1) a description of the number and types of scams 
        identified by the Commission as being targeted at senior 
        citizens; and
            (2) policy recommendations to prevent such scams, 
        especially as such scams relate to future national emergencies.

SEC. 3. INCREASING AWARENESS OF SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS.

    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Commission shall update its web portal to include the 
latest information, searchable by region and type of scam, on scams 
targeting seniors, including contacts for relevant law enforcement and 
adult protective service agencies.
    (b) Coordination With Media Outlets and Law Enforcement.--The 
Commission shall work with media outlets and law enforcement to 
distribute the information included in the web portal of the Commission 
pursuant to subsection (a) to senior citizens and their families and 
caregivers.

            Passed the House of Representatives April 15, 2021.

            Attest:

                                             CHERYL L. JOHNSON,

                                                                 Clerk.

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