Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is calling for stepped up prosecution of scammers using robo-calls to prey on elderly Americans.
Federal officials say nearly 2.4 billion robocalls are made every month, and many are scams aimed at seniors. At a Senate Aging Committee hearing on the issue, Collins said more resources are needed to prosecute the scammers.
“Law enforcement works. It deters others from committing the crime," said Collins, the committee's chair. "If we are going to win this fight, we need to better our understanding of these con artists and their scams.”