Sen. Gillibrand introduces bill to help seniors who have been scammed
New York has seen a rise in scams during the pandemic. With many scams targeting seniors. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill aimed at protecting those vulnerable adults.
Senator Gillibrand has introduced the Senior Financial Empowerment Act. It ensures older adults have access to information regarding financial abuse. Attorney General Letitia James supports the bill because she says her mom was taken advantage of.
New York Attorney General Letitia James says her mom was the victim of a scam, so she supports the measure.
Senator Gillibrand says seniors in New York are estimated to lose $1.5 billion dollars every year to financial scams and abuse.
During the pandemic fraudsters took advantage of seniors with a wide range of scams. Fraudsters posed as banks, officials and even lenders
Gillibrand says the goal is to protect seniors and hold the scammers accountable.