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Bach, 11 other seniors honored at state Capitol for anti-fraud work

Stephen Huba
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Murrysville consumer advocate Mary Bach (center) flanked by Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann and AARP PA State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh on Monday.

Murrysville consumer advocate Mary Bach was among 12 senior citizens recognized at the state Capitol on Monday for their work against frauds and scams.

Bach, 73, is chairwoman of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force and speaks to more than 100 groups a year about fraud awareness. Her video series “Outsmarting the Scammers with Mary Bach” appears on YouTube.

On Monday, she and 11 other seniors were recognized by Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann for their work with the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing , a collaboration between the state and the AARP.

The campaign is funded by the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct.

Wiessmann also announced the renewal of a $120,000 grant from the Trust to continue funding for the campaign, which provides retirees and senior citizens information on how to recognize, avoid and report financial fraud and abuse.

AARP volunteers such as Bach work with community groups throughout Pennsylvania to provide their peers with information to protect and grow their money in retirement.

Also recognized from southwestern Pennsylvania were David Aitken, of Beaver, and Eileen Mazza, of Eighty Four.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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