H.R. 5884 (111th): Seniors Financial Fraud Prevention Act of 2010

Introduced:
Jul 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on July 27, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jul 27, 2010
 
Sponsor
Ron Klein
Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jul 27, 2010
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3040 (Related)
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

S. 3494 (Related)
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 15, 2010

 
Full Title

To establish a separate office within the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/27/2010--Introduced.
Seniors Financial Fraud Prevention Act of 2010 - Establishes a separate office within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and requires the office to assist the FTC in monitoring the market for mail, telemarketing, television, and Internet fraud which targets seniors.
Requires the FTC through such office:
(1) to disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, television, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, including on ways of referring complaints to appropriate law enforcement agencies;
(2) in response to a request about a particular entity or individual, to provide publicly available information on any record of civil or criminal law enforcement action for such fraud; and
(3) to maintain a website as a resource for such individuals on those kinds of fraud.
Requires the FTC through such office to establish procedures to: (1) log and acknowledge complaints from individuals who certify that they believe they have been victims of mail, telemarketing, television, or Internet fraud; (2) provide certain information on those kinds of fraud; and (3) refer such complaints to appropriate entities, including state consumer protection agencies and entities and appropriate law enforcement agencies, for potential law enforcement action.

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