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Latta to Host Senior Scam Event

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2019 | Mikayla Hall (202-225-6405)

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host a “Stopping Senior Scams Workshop” on Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 AM in the Penta Career Center in Perrysburg, Ohio. The event will consist of speakers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate to raise awareness of common scams that target seniors and offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Media is invited to attend the workshop.

Please RSVP with Mikayla Hall in Congressman Latta’s office at mikayla.hall@mail.house.gov if you plan to attend.

Background:

Illegal robocalls are on the rise - Ohioans received 1.7 billion in 2018. These calls are costly, with 22 million Americans losing a total of $9.5 billion in robocall scams in 2016 alone. Congressman Latta is the Republican Leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and has been leading efforts to address consumer scams, particularly robocalls. His legislation, the STOP Robocalls Act (H.R.2386), would help prevent bad actors from fraudulently calling consumers by giving oversight agencies and private companies additional tools to block calls.

Stopping Senior Scams Workshop

Who: Congressman Bob Latta, representatives from the FTC and the Taxpayer Advocate Service

What: Workshop for seniors to raise awareness of common scams, offer tips to avoid becoming a victim

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Media is invited to attend.


Where:

Auditorium, Penta Career Center

9301 Buck Road

Perrysburg, OH 43551

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