WASHINGTON – Missouri Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand will be testifying in a Senate Aging Committee Special Committee on Aging hearing Wednesday addressing phone scams and robocalls.
Dandurand will discuss the role of law enforcement in combatting phone scams and the actions the Attorney General’s office has taken to protect Missourians. Dandurand will be joined by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who will help lead the bipartisan senate panel focused on advances in phone technology.
Dandurand served 21 years as a trial judge, then sat on Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals before joining the AG’s office. He is a four-time elected Democratic Judge who presided over Cass and Johnson Counties. Dandurand also spent ten years on the State Judicial Education Committee and served as its co-chair.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, led by McCaskill and Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine), is entitled “Ringing Off the Hook: Examining the Proliferation of Unwanted Calls.” It will also examine the National Do Not Call Registry and whether it has successfully prevented Americans from receiving unwanted calls.
Additional witnesses include Lois Greisman, Associate Director of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission; Henning Schulzrinne, Ph.D., Professor at Columbia and Federal Communications Commission consultant; and Linda Blase, small business owner from Dallas, Texas, who has repeatedly been targeted by phone scams.
The hearing will be streamed at http://www.aging.senate.gov/ at 12:30 p.m. CST/1:30 p.m. EST.
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.