State, Federal Law Enforcers Tackle Business Opportunity, Work-at-Home Scams

Media Advisory
What:

Press conference to announce more than 50 law enforcement actions targeting business opportunity and work-at-home scams. Many of the defendants used deceptive earnings claims and paid shills to promote their scams.

Who:

J. Howard Beales, III, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Dale Cantone, Deputy Securities Commissioner, State of Maryland
Laura Flippin, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Consumer Litigation, Department of Justice

When:

Thursday, June 20 - 1 p.m.

Where:

Federal Trade Commission - Room 432
600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580

For reporters unable to attend in person call in lines are available using the following information: 1-800-497-7709;Chairperson: Bruce Jennings; Confirmation #: 12750940.

CALL IN LINES ARE FOR PRESS ONLY

Media Contact:

FTC Office of Public Affairs
(202) 326-2161

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