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Senator’s ‘Submit Your Scam’ website feature comes as she takes helm of Consumer Protection panel

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From the office of US Senator Claire McCaskill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today launched a new onlinetool that will allow individuals to report scams and fraud they encounter inadvertising and sales. The"Submit Your Scam" button at www.McCaskill.senate.gov will allow constituents to submit personalstories and tips to help McCaskill—recently named Chairman of the SenateSubcommittee on Consumer Protection—to crack down on scams and protectconsumers.

"It'sconsumers that are being targeted by these scam artists, and so it's consumersthat can best tell me how these scammers operate," McCaskill said. "I'dencourage anyone who's encountered practices they thought were predatory orillegal to go to my website and report them." 

Consumers cansubmit their tips and personal stories to McCaskill on her website homepage, www.McCaskill.senate.gov

The "Submit Your Scam" feature can be found on theright-hand side of McCaskill's homepage. All submissions are confidential andwill be reviewed by McCaskill and her staff as she works to plan futureinvestigations. 

McCaskillused an eventin Springfield, Mo. this week to announce the focus of that panel's upcomingfirst hearing, which will focus attention on the credit reporting industry andhow millions of people every year are denied credit, housing, or even jobopportunities because of inaccurate credit reports. That hearing will takeplace Tuesday afternoon.

McCaskill has served on the Senate Commerce, Science, andTransportation Committee since joining the Senate in 2007, and this year was named Chairmanof the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, andInsurance. 

Read more about McCaskill's fight to protect American consumers, HERE.

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