Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) has joined Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) in introducing the Protecting Seniors From Emergency Scams Act (H.R. 446), legislation that directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report to Congress on the number and types of scams targeting seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and make recommendations for how to prevent scams targeting seniors during the pandemic and future emergencies.
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate last week.
“Throughout the pandemic, uncertainty has led to many Ohioans falling victim to scam callers – especially vulnerable populations like seniors,” said Balderson. “We have a responsibility to stop bad actors like these scam artists in their tracks, and that starts with empowering the American people with information about known scam calls.”