FTC to Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Text Message Scams

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a media availability Thursday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. CT at its Midwest Region Office in Chicago to announce a series of enforcement actions designed to protect consumers nationwide from a pervasive series of scams built on text messages. A call-in line will be available for reporters unable to attend in person. Steve Baker, Director of the FTC’s Midwest Region, will be available to answer questions, as well as other members of the FTC staff.

WHO: FTC Midwest Region Director Steve Baker
WHAT: Media availability to announce enforcement actions.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. CT, Thursday, March 7
Phone lines will open at 11:15 a.m. ET/10:15 a.m. CT
WHERE: FTC Midwest Region Office
55 W. Monroe, Suite 1825, Chicago, Ill.
The room will be available 30 minutes before the event for set-up.

Reporters can call in with questions using the following information:
Teleconference Dial-In Number: 800-230-1951              
Confirmation Number: 284546
Host: Bruce Jennings

MEDIA CONTACT:

Contact Information

Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2181