President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday legislation that cracks down on elder abuse and fraud, specifically the use of telemarketing and email fraud designed to induce investment or financial profit, reported ThinkAdvisor, an investment industry newsletter. The bill also adds health care fraud to the list of fraud offenses subject to enhanced penalties. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act establishes certain requirements for the Department of Justice with respect to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse crimes. The bill also amends the federal criminal code to expand prohibited telemarketing fraud to include "telemarketing or email marketing" fraud. “Families across America, including in Iowa, have been victimized by crimes targeting seniors, and as the population ages, we can expect more and more victims if we don’t act,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, who introduced the bill as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act takes meaningful steps to equip law enforcement, seniors and caregivers with additional tools so they can deter these crimes and hold perpetrators accountable.”