FTC Announces Major Law Enforcement Sweep; Swindlers Conned People Seeking Jobs or Extra Income

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. EST to announce a major federal-state law enforcement crackdown on swindlers whose bogus employment schemes cheat financially distressed Americans.

David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available to answer reporters’ questions, as well as Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice; Greg Campbell, Deputy Chief Inspector of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper; and a consumer who was deceived by a self-employment scam.

The event will be webcast live on the FTC’s website.

WHO: David C. Vladeck, Director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Department of Justice

Greg Campbell, Deputy Chief Inspector of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper

A consumer who was deceived by a self-employment scam

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 11 a.m. EST
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
CALL-IN: Reporters unable to attend the event can call in. The phone number is 800-230-1092, the confirmation number is 194437. The lines, which are only for news media, will open at 10:45 a.m. The conference host is Bruce Jennings.
WEBCAST: The event will be webcast live.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180