WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced a bipartisan resolution with Republican Senator Susan Collins (Maine) designating May 15, 2020 as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day. The bipartisan resolution increases awareness and protects Arizona seniors from coronavirus-related fraud.
 
“Raising awareness of coronavirus-related scams will help protect Arizona seniors from criminal fraudsters seeking to take advantage of this public health emergency,” said Sinema.
 
In March, Sinema and a bipartisan group of Senators urged the Federal Trade Commission to protect Arizona seniors from COVID-19 related scams. Given that the most severe cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are among seniors, bad actors have used the heightened public fears to target seniors.
 
Sinema also partnered with the Arizona Attorney General to alert Arizona seniors of COVID-19 related scams and provide seniors with helpful resources in case they are victims of bad actors.
 
Sinema’s resolution compliments Sinema’s work on the bipartisan Senior Security Act, which creates a task force at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect seniors from financial crimes.
 
Sinema has also added a resources page in English and Spanish to her website, www.sinema.senate.gov/corona, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.
 
Click HERE for the text of the resolution.
 
Click HERE for the release in Spanish.
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