FTC to Announce Multinational Effort to Stop Travel and Timeshare Resale Scams

More Than 170 Actions Brought by FTC and its Law Enforcement Partners

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. ET to announce a crackdown on deceptive travel and timeshare resale scams by the FTC and its federal, state, and international law enforcement partners.

Chuck Harwood, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will be available to answer reporters’ questions, along with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi; Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Jay Levenstein, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The event will not be webcast.

WHO: Chuck Harwood, Acting Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

Jay Levenstein, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

A victim of a timeshare resale scam

WHERE: U.S. Attorney’s Office
99 NE 4th Street, 2nd Floor Media Room
Miami, FL
CALL IN: Reporters unable to attend the event can call in. The phone number is (800) 230-1766; Confirmation Number: 295470. The lines, which are only for news media, will open at 12:45 p.m. The conference leader is Bruce Jennings.

Contact Information

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