Veteran Scams: Protecting Those Who Protected US, Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, November 6, 2019   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the November 6, 2019 hearing on "Veteran Scams: Protecting Those Who Protected US," held before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. From the opening statement of Susan M. Collins: "As we will learn today, one issue that calls for our immediate action is to fight a newer enemy facing our veterans, and that is those relentless con artists who seek to rob them of their life savings and defraud them of the benefits they have earned in service to our Country. Often, veterans fall victim to the same scams that this Committee has highlighted in recent years, such as the IRS [Internal Revenue Service] imposter scam, the grandparent scam, the romance scam, the Jamaican lottery scheme, and identity theft. Veterans are disproportionately affected by these schemes, but there is also troubling evidence that some fraudsters are deliberately targeting veterans, and they are structuring their scams in order to reach our veterans. [...] [W]e must find ways to protect our veterans from scams before they become victims. Education is one way. That is one of the reasons we are holding this hearing today. Another is to build on the comradery veterans have for one another by bringing them together to provide another set of eyes." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Benjamin Wells, Laverne Foreman, W. Dewayne Richardson, and Carroll Harris.

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Serial No. 116-15
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