Federal, State, Local Netforce Targets Cyberscams

Media Advisory

What:

A press conference to announce a law enforcement sweep of cyberscams. Five federal agencies, 10 state attorneys general, and 20 state and local law enforcement agencies have targeted Internet scam artists who have bilked tens of thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars.

Who:

Federal Trade Commission
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Illinois Attorney General

When:

Tuesday, July 30, 2002
10:30 a.m. CST

Where:

Federal Trade Commission - Midwest Regional Office
55 East Monroe Street - Suite 1860
Chicago, Illinois 60603

For reporters unable to attend in person call-in lines are available using the following information: 1-800-955-9331; Chairperson: Bruce Jennings; Confirmation #: 13159212.

CALL IN LINES ARE FOR PRESS ONLY

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

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