FTC Cracks Down on Fake Debt Collector

Agency Alleges Operator Attempted to Collect on Phantom Debts - Victim Will Describe Her Experiences

Media Advisory

 

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 ET), to announce a complaint against a “debt collector” who allegedly worked with a call center in India to trick consumers into paying debts they did not owe.
WHO: Steve Baker, Director, FTC’s Midwest Regional Office

A victim of this scam

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 ET). 
The room will open 30 minutes early for media set up.
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission, Midwest Regional Office
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1825
Chicago, Illinois  60603
CALL-IN INFORMATION: Dial-In Number(s):
  United States: (800) 398-9379;
  International: (612) 332-0345;

Confirmation Number: 238266;
  Host: Bruce Jennings

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

Midwest Region (Chicago)
312-960-5634

 

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