FTC Advisory Group Seeks to Prevent Scams Against Older Adults

Representatives from government agencies and the private sector to collaborate.

The Federal Trade Commission, along with representatives from 13 federal and state government agencies, will hold its first meeting of the newly-created Scams Against Older Adults Advisory Group on September 29, which will also be live-streamed on the agency’s website. Led by the FTC, this advisory group was formed in conjunction with the Stop Senior Scams Acts that passed in March of this year.

The group plans to address four topics: identify innovative or high-tech methods to detect and stop scams; develop research on consumer or employee engagement to reduce fraud; improve industry training on scam prevention; and expand consumer education efforts. The group also expects to identify and invite primary partners, such as AARP, AmeriCorps, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Innovative Payments Association, and National Retail Federation, to assist with the work.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Lina Khan as she heads the Federal Trade Commission.
  • For U.S. agency and private sector officials as they collaborate on strategies to safeguard older adults from scams.
  • That senior citizens would be cautious about phone calls, emails, and other attempts to fraudulently obtain their financial information.

Sources: Federal Trade Commission


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