Senator Collins Warns of Emerging Text Messaging Scam

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is warning seniors of a new phishing scam. Through this scam, of which there are multiple variations, con artists send a text message that appears to have been sent from a well-known financial institution – such as a bank or a mortgage company – alerting potential victims of “suspicious activity” on their accounts and directing them to contact the bank.

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Senators Collins and King Applaud SEC Decision to Delay Proposal Requiring Investors to Opt In to Receive Financial Information in Paper Form

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the following statement today on the recent announcement that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to not pursue a proposed rule at this time that would have required individuals to opt in to receive mutual fund information in paper form. Senators Collins and King have strongly advocated to keep paper as the default delivery method for financial disclosures. 

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Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee’s Dismissal of Proposed Lobster Ban

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin responded to today’s announcement that the European Commission’s Committee on Invasive Alien Species has decided that they will not proceed with the listing of American lobster as an invasive species at the European Union level. The decision brings an end to the proposal that threatened to end live American lobster exports to EU countries.

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U.S. Senators Collins and King Announce $185,400 for New Beginnings in Lewiston

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Lewiston non-profit New Beginnings, Inc. will receive $185,400 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help expand New Beginnings’ outreach services and support their work to improve the lives of homeless as well as runaway youth and families in crisis. New Beginnings’ outreach program connects with youth who live outside the traditional service system in high-poverty urban and rural areas in central and western Maine.

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