I have been working with some people here in Minnesota, and we are making some progress on scam fighting. There are currently some laws being proposed and if we get them to pass here in Minnesota we are hoping that other states will follow our lead.
This is where we need your help . . . we are being asked to send the authors of this bill letters or emails telling them why this bill is so important. Some suggested speaking points are
That you have been scammed
That you lost X amount (we want the authors to realize the extent of these crimes)
Thanking them for caring and taking the time to sponsor this bill
Hoping that it will be passed.
Here is a link to the text of the bill for you to readhttps://www.revisor.mn.gov/revisor/page ... n=0&y=2011
Here are the names or the people we need to contact, and links to their sites with their contact info
Representative Joe Hoppehttp://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/member ... p?id=10766
Representative Joe Atkinshttp://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/member ... p?id=10753
Senator Chris Gerlachhttp://www.senate.mn/members/member_bio ... istrict=37
Senator Linda Scheidhttp://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/membe ... g_id=10589
Could you help me by not only contacting these people and telling them how much we need laws like this to protect people from scams and fraud, but also share this information with ANYONE that you know that might also be willing to contact the above people . . . share it on blogs, message boards, Facebook, Twitter . . . anywhere you can!