Protecting Virginia's Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Protecting Virginia's Consumers: A Common Ground Conference
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General invite you to attend a Common Ground Conference in greater Richmond, Virginia. The goal is to find ways to work together to protect consumers in Virginia by collaborating and sharing information and resources.

We will discuss emerging consumer trends and how we can build partnerships to meet new and existing challenges in consumer protection. Moderated panels will focus on credit and debt issues affecting service members and their families, scams affecting older Americans and resources and tips to avoid them, and student loan debt. Speakers will include representatives from AARP and the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Virginia’s newly appointed Student Loan Advocate, and attorneys and advocates from the Office of the Virginia Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. A full agenda will be posted soon.

Free parking is available at the venue. If you wish to attend, please RSVP at

Event Details

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Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

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