H.R.1953: Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2013

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Sponsor Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 25 (19 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced May 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2013 - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC on the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and to assist the FTC in monitoring the market for mail, television, Internet, and telemarketing fraud including recorded message telephone calls (robocalls) targeting seniors.

Requires the FTC, through such office, to: (1) disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on the most common fraud schemes, including methods of reporting complaints either to the FTC's national toll-free telephone number or to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network, where complaints become immediately available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), state attorneys general, and other appropriate law enforcement agencies; (2) provide, in response to a specific request about a particular entity or individual, publicly available information regarding the FTC's enforc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 17, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
May 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.