Welch to announce legislation to protect Vermont seniors from phone scams

— With Vermont seniors being cheated out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months from a Jamaican phone scam, Rep. Peter Welch (D) today will announce legislation to put a federal watchdog on the beat to crack down on such scams and protect seniors around the country.

At a press conference to detail his efforts, Welch will be joined by an advocate speaking on behalf of phone scam victims, FairPoint Communications President Mike Smith, Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell, and a representative from AARP.

The press conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the Champlain Senior Center in Burlington.

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