The Federal Trade Commission will host a joint press conference on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. E.S.T., to announce the results of an enforcement and consumer education effort targeting work-at-home business opportunity fraud. The announcement, part of the FTC’s continuing work to protect consumers from such fraud, will highlight the results of “Operation Pushing the Envelope,” which was conducted jointly with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB). According to the BBB, work-at-home business opportunity fraud results in more consumer inquiries than any other fraud category. Work-at-home and business opportunity fraud ranked seventh in the FTC’s top-10 consumer fraud complaint database in 2002.
Howard Beales, Director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
Molly McMinn, Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Ron Berry, Senior Vice President, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
|WHERE:||Federal Trade Commission Headquarters
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 432
Mitchell J. Katz
Call-in Information (Media Only):
Reporters unable to attend the event can call-in to listen to the press conference. The toll-free number is 1-800-659-1088, the confirmation number is 20791471, and the chairperson is Bruce Jennings. The lines will open at 10:15 a.m. E.S.T.