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Sen. Gillibrand announces bill to combat scams against elderly

During her visit, the senator announced the Senior Financial Empowerment Act. The bipartisan legislation would give seniors and their loved ones access to information about financial abuse, improve how its reported, and create a national hotline for seniors to report it.

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2021, 2:27 AM

Updated 1,093 days ago

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was in East Fishkill Friday to help combat an increase in scams targeting the elderly.
During her visit, the senator announced the Senior Financial Empowerment Act. The bipartisan legislation would give seniors and their loved ones access to information about financial abuse, improve how its reported, and create a national hotline for seniors to report it.
"The bottom line is this, our seniors should not be worried that people are out to take their money, to undermine their security, or to harm them in any way. So, I as your senator, and all of us standing here, who are their elected leaders, have an obligation to do everything we can do to protect them."
New York Attorney General Letitia James was also there to announce the state is cracking down on unwanted robo calls.


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