S. 465 (112th): Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2011

Mar 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York
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10 pages
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This bill was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 02, 2011
Full Title

A bill to prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors in the United States, to promote efforts to increase public awareness of the enormous impact that mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud have on seniors, to educate the public, seniors, and their families, and their caregivers about how to identify and combat fraudulent activity, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

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Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2011 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):
(1) to disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, 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.
Directs the Attorney General (DOJ) to establish and administer a competitive grant program for mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud prevention education programs for senior citizens.
Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to public awareness of the impact of such fraud on senior citizens and designation of a National Senior Fraud Awareness Week.

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