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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2014
Media Contact:
Betty Aguirre
bettya@miamidade.gov
305-951-0774

Chairwoman Sosa wants Congress to take aim at scammers who target elderly veterans


(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL)  – County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa wants Congress to take action to protect elderly veterans who too often become the victims of scammers.

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Feb. 19 approved a resolution sponsored by Chairwoman Sosa urging Congress to pass the Veterans Care Financial Protection bill. The bill aims to stop scam artists and predatory financial advisers who prey on elderly veterans qualifying for federal aid to pay for assisted living or in-home personal care.

“Veterans who have served this nation honorably deserve to enjoy a comfortable retirement, not to have their lives turned upside down by scam artists who pose as financial advisors to take control of their assets,” Chairwoman Sosa said.

For more information, please contact Chairwoman Sosa’s office at 305-375-4696.