Lawmakers Update Senior Protection
The National Center on Elder Abuse reports more than 75% of seniors are fraud victims. So, Missouri lawmakers want to strengthen the state's protection for seniors and the disabled.
Don Avery enjoys volunteering at Columbia's Senior Center, helping other seniors.
"We all kind of stick together and take care of each other, you know, and that's good," he said. "And that's what it takes, working together."
A bill would impose harsher penalties on companies trying to scam seniors and the disabled. Under the proposed law, scammers could face a minimum fine of $50,000 and go to jail for 5 years.