The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019

‘Stopping Senior Scams’ workshop planned

VW independent/submitted information

BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host a “Stopping Senior Scams Workshop” on Thursday, May 30, starting at 10 a.m., in the Penta Career Center in Perrysburg. 

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.

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. 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 

POSTED: 05/15/19 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News