FTC Says Mobile Cramming Webcast Viewers Can Submit Questions Online

Staff Will Also Live-Tweet Roundtable

For Your Information

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on mobile cramming on May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online.

Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will provide welcome remarks at Mobile Cramming: An FTC Roundtable. Panelists will discuss understanding third-party billing and mobile cramming, and current strategies to reduce cramming on mobile phones. 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: Commission staff will live-tweet the workshop from its @FTC Twitter account and use the hashtag #FTCmobile.

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

Email: Submit questions via email to opa@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 be active beginning 8:45 a.m. EDT.

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Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cheryl Hackley
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2480
STAFF CONTACT:

Stephanie Rosenthal,
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3332

Andrew Schlossberg,
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3714