Submission Number: 560895-00004
Received: 7/9/2012 2:20:24 PM
Commenter: Anthony Carter
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 23; Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001
Attachments: No Attachments
When I was an investigator with Washington Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division I investigated a number of businesses, including jewelers, for falsely claiming to be selling jewelry "wholesale to the public." A number of legal actions were brought, all settled by consent order. I do not know if your guidelines address this issue, but if not, a reminder to those in thet industry that such claims are deceptive might be warranted.