H.R.982 - Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 02/11/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/12/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.982 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/11/2021)
Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2021
This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC on preventing fraud targeting seniors and to assist the FTC in monitoring the market for mail, television, internet, telemarketing, and recorded message telephone call (robocall) fraud targeting seniors.
The office must (1) disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information about the most common fraud schemes, including methods of reporting complaints either to the FTC's national toll-free telephone number or to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network, where complaints become immediately available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, state attorneys general, and other appropriate law enforcement agencies; (2) provide, in response to a specific request about a particular entity or individual, publicly available information regarding the FTC's enforcement action; and (3) maintain a website as a resource for information on fraud targeting seniors.