U.S., Canadian Law Enforcers Target Cross-border Telemarketers

Media Advisory

 

What:

Press Conference to announce a sweep by 19 U.S. and Canadian law enforcement and consumer protection agencies that have targeted cross-border telemarketing fraud. Cases include both civil and criminal prosecutions of Canadian telemarketers who target U.S. citizens, many of whom are seniors.

Who:

Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Gordon McRae, Superintendent, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
William J. Crate, Detective Superintendent, Ontario Provincial Police
Two consumer victims

When:

Monday, June 10, 2002, 2 p.m.

Where:

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

The room will be open at 1:00 p.m. to allow for camera set-up. Reporters unable to attend can dial in at 1-800-720-5850, chairperson: Bruce Jennings, confirmation #12619694. The lines will open at 1:45 p.m.

Media Contact:

FTC Office of Public Affairs
(202) 326-2161

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