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S. 1890: Protecting Consumers from Travel Fraud Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 27, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1890

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 27, 2021

(for herself and Mr. Daines) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To require the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a study on scams that target travelers during the COVID–19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Consumers from Travel Fraud Act.

2.

FTC study on travel fraud

(a)

Study

The Federal Trade Commission (in this section referred to as the Commission) shall conduct a study, using the Commission's authority under section 6 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 46), regarding scams that target travelers during the COVID–19 pandemic.

(b)

Report

Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit to Congress a report containing the results of the study conducted under subsection (a), together with recommendations for such legislation and administrative action to prevent and deter scams that target consumers, including online travel booking scams, as the Commission determines appropriate.

(c)

Consumer protection information

Not later than 30 days after the date of the submission of the report under subsection (b), the Commission shall update the website of the Commission to include information for consumers on avoiding scams that target travelers, including scams that target travelers during the COVID–pandemic identified in the study conducted under subsection (a).