Montana News

Sep 27, 2013 10:58 PM by MTN News

New public safety laws to protect elderly and developmentally disabled from scams

A group of new public safety laws from the state Attorney General's office go into effect October 1st.

One of them is House Bill 287, which aims to protect elderly and developmentally disabled consumers from scammers who target this vulnerable age group.

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox said, "We see it over the phone, over the internet. We even see people knocking on doors selling items and pushing things that frankly are just designed to take advantage of some folks who are perhaps more at risk because of their age or some disabling feature that they might have."

The new law stipulates that offenders could be fined up to $10,000 for each violation.

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