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Collins, Sinema Lead Resolution Recognizing “National Senior Fraud Awareness Day”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the designation of May 15, 2024, as “National Senior Fraud Awareness Day.” On Wednesday evening, the resolution unanimously passed the Senate.

According to the FBI, in 2023, seniors were robbed of more than $3.4 billion, an 11% increase in reported losses from 2022. This theft was done through an ever growing array of scams, ranging from tech support scams to romance scams to cryptocurrency scams.

“Combatting fraud has long been one of my top priorities. Raising awareness about fraud is key to protecting seniors’ hard-earned savings, particularly among older Americans who are more likely to be targeted,” said Senator Collins. “We have made substantial progress to protect seniors, and we must not relent in our efforts to stop con artists. By raising awareness, our resolution will help prevent seniors from becoming victims of fraud.”

“After a lifetime of hard work, Arizona seniors should be free to live out their golden years with dignity – without fear of scammers. We’re raising awareness to help them combat fraud and protect their hard-earned savings,” said Senator Sinema.

This resolution was cosponsored by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), James Risch (R-ID), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Angus King (I-ME), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).

The complete text of the resolution can be read here.