FTC Announces Expanded Fight to Stop Deceptive Business Opportunity Schemes

More Than 70 Actions Brought By FTC and Its Law Enforcement Partners

Media Advisory

logo of Financial Fraud Enforcement Task ForceThe Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. ET to announce a major federal-state law enforcement crackdown on scams that falsely promise jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to people who are unemployed or underemployed

David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will be available to answer reporters’ questions, as well as Stuart Delery, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Teresa Thome, Deputy Chief Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

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

Stuart Delery, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Teresa Thome, Deputy Chief Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General

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 800-398-9389, the confirmation ID number is 271344. The lines, which are only for news media, will open at 10:45 a.m. The conference leader is Bruce Jennings.
WEBCAST: The event will be webcast live.
SOCIAL CHATS: Join FTC staff online 2-3 p.m. ET to discuss the crackdown and get tips on avoiding job scams on Twitter. Follow @FTC and tweet questions/comments with the hashtag #FTCbcp. Staff will also host a chat on the FTC Facebook page from 3-3:30 p.m. ET.
MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

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