FTC Invites Public to Submit Questions Online During Senior ID Theft Workshop

Agency Will Live-Tweet Workshop, Take Questions Via Social Media

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on senior identity theft on May 7, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to panelists online.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide opening remarks at the workshop. Tax and government benefits identity theft, medical identity theft, and identity theft in long-term care are a few of the topics scheduled for discussion at Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in this Day and Age. A complete agenda is now available online.

The live webcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Viewers can submit questions throughout the day via the following channels for consideration by the moderators:

Twitter: FTC staff will live-tweet the workshop from its @FTC Twitter account and use the hashtag #idtheft.

Facebook: Post questions to the FTC’s Facebook page in the workshop status thread.

Email: Submit questions via email to seniorIDtheft@ftc.gov.

Staff will do their best to answer as many questions as possible from the audience and online during the workshop.

NOTE: The link for the webcast will activate at 8:45 a.m. on May 7, 2013.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cheryl Hackley
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2480
STAFF CONTACT:
Megan Cox
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-2282

Lisa Schifferle
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3377

Steve Toporoff
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3135