In her capacity as chairwoman of the Aging Committee, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has developed a new resource concerning scam and fraud awareness for older adults. AARP Maine hosted a news conference with Collins at our state office on Feb. 17 to officially announce the release of this important publication: “Fighting Fraud: U.S. Senate Aging Committee Identifies Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors.”

This informative resource is designed to inform and help protect older adults from some of the most pervasive and malicious scams and frauds.

As part of AARP Maine’s work to raise awareness about consumer fraud and identity theft, we collaborate with federal and state legislators, law enforcement, community partners, agencies and organizations, many of whom attended the news conference. AARP Maine believes that through enhanced collaboration and communication, we can raise awareness about these crimes and work together to empower Mainers and their families as fraud fighters

Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Collins is working tirelessly in her role as the Aging Committee chairwoman to not only raise awareness, but to crack down on these criminals. AARP Maine applauds the senator’s efforts and we look forward to further collaboration with her office on scam and fraud prevention.

Lori Parham

AARP Maine state director

Portland