Congresswoman Luria Cosponsors Legislation to Fight Robocall Scams during COVID-19

August 11, 2020
Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Congresswoman Luria announced her support of Stop Calling Americans Maliciously (SCAM) Act. This bill would stop bad actors from stealing money and sensitive information from families with COVID-19 related scams.

“The COVID-19 SCAM Act would prevent many American families from having their hard-earned money stolen by bad actors. During this unprecedented economic and public health crisis, Congress must act swiftly to protect consumers,” said Congresswoman Luria. “That is why I joined my colleagues to support this bipartisan legislation to safeguard Americans from the abusive tactics of fraudulent callers.”

Since taking office, Congresswoman Luria has worked across party lines to ensure that Americans can answer the phone without fear of being scammed. Last year, she supported the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which would provide relief to Virginians by combating the abusive and unethical practices of robocallers. Congresswoman Luria also voted to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act to hold robocall scammers accountable.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.