Skip Humphrey to lead new federal office aimed at educating seniors about scams

The position was created under the federal Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- aimed at helping older people with their finances and preventing abuse.
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The position was created under the federal Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- aimed at helping older people with their finances and preventing abuse.

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