FTC to Host Press Conference

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to announce a law enforcement crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries.

WHO: Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman

Chris Chapman, Chairman
Australia Communication and Media Authority

Andrea Rosen, Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

Frank Torres, Director of Consumer Affairs and Senior Policy Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
11:00 A.M.
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. – Room 432
Washington, DC 20580

Reporters who wish to cover the event, but who cannot attend in person can call a toll-free number to listen and ask questions.  United States callers: 1-800-553-0288.  International callers: 1-612-332-0342.  The confirmation number is 266168 and the host is Bruce Jennings. The event will be webcast live at www.ftc.gov. (The link will be updated shortly before the event begins.)

Contact Information

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