Cracking The Code: FTC Charges Companies Illegally Cram Charges on Consumers Phone Bills: Consumer Victims Tell Their Stories at Press Conference

Consumer Victims Tell Their Stories at Press Conference

Media Advisory

 

 

WHAT: An increasing number of complaints about mystery charges on consumer telephone bills are piling up. Whether it's a one-time charge for a call to a dating service or a recurring monthly charge for a paging service a consumer didn't order, consumers report that these charges are being "crammed" onto their telephone bills. The Federal Trade Commission has taken an active role in combating this fraud and will announce enforcement actions designed to stop the crammers.
   
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 10 A.M.
Room will open at 9 A.M. for camera set-up.
   
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
Room 432
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20580
   
WHO: Teresa M. Schwartz
Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Consumer Victims
CONTACT : Federal Trade Commission, Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180