Live Webcast: FTC Roundtable on Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Arbitration and Litigation

For Your Information

Today and tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission is hosting a public event on consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings. This is the second in a series of FTC roundtable discussions on these topics.

WHAT: “Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration: A Roundtable Discussion”
WHEN: September 29, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (PST)
September 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration at 8 a.m. both days; seating limited
WHERE: San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, Rooms 675 and 676
San Francisco, CA 94132

A live webcast, agenda, and information about the participants are available at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/debtcollectround/index.shtm.

Interested parties are also highly encouraged to submit written comments or original research through November 30, 2009. Comments should refer to “Debt Collection Roundtable – Comment, Project No. P094806.” To file electronically, follow the instructions and fill out the form at https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/debtcollectroundtable2.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

( Debt Collection Roundtable)

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