- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine’s U.S. senator is introducing federal legislation designed to crack down on fraud that targets seniors.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins is partnering with Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to introduce the legislation. The senators say they want to crack down on fraudulent investment plans, prizes, charity scams and other schemes that seek to pry money from senior citizens.

Collins is the chairman of the Senate Aging Committee and represents the oldest state in the country. She says the proposal would improve fraud monitoring, increase consumer education and beef up complaint tracking systems.

Collins and Klobuchar have introduced the bill twice before. It passed the Senate Commerce Committee last year.

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