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The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, to announce a federal, state, and local law enforcement crackdown on internet auction scams. The enforcement actions are part of the FTC’s "Operation Bidder Beware" sweep.


WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: Howard Beales, Director
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Hon. Christine Gregoire, Attorney General
State of Washington
WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
12:30 p.m. EST
NOTE: The room will be open at 12:00 p.m. to allow for camera set-up.
Reporters unable to attend the press conference may call in:

Dial-in: 1-800-720-5846
Confirmation Number: 16652804
Chairperson: Bruce Jennings
Call-in lines are for press only.
CONTACT: Claudia Bourne Farrell
Office of Public Affairs