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House Bill Aims to Protect Elderly Against Fraud Attempts

For weeks now, a 60-year-old woman has felt the pressure of an increasingly aggressive “IRS officer” calling to demand owed money. These supposed back taxes are not the first time Valerie Sicher has been targeted by con artists looking for her financial information.

“I’ve never been scammed because I’ve been aware of it,” said Sicher, a retired member of a Miami credit union board of directors.

The calls have been reported to the IRS, but representatives told Sicher that the calls are untraceable from her work phone.

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