Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and New York State Attorney General Letitia James joined Nassau County officials Friday to revive a push for a federal bill to help prevent scams and fraud targeting seniors.

Gillibrand and James championed the bill Friday morning at the Bethpage Senior Community Center with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and State Sen. Kevin Thomas (D-Levittown), saying the legislation would establish a national fraud hotline and provide tools to educate and protect seniors from falling prey to phone and email financial crimes.

“The whole state has been hit extremely hard by senior fraud,” Gillibrand said. “The reality is this is something that plagues everyone. During this pandemic, public health and economic anxiety continue to grow. Fraudsters took advantage of more seniors with a wide range of…

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