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The Federal Trade Commission will host a media roundtable on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. EST to discuss a new report, "False Claims in Spam." The report describes a staff review of a random sample drawn from more than 11 million pieces of unsolicited commercial e-mail, commonly known as spam. The e-mails reviewed by the FTC staff came from three FTC data sets: spam forwarded to the FTC by consumers; spam received by undercover FTC e-mail boxes; and spam sent to FTC employees' official FTC e-mail addresses.

WHAT: The release of a spam analysis, "False Claims in Spam"
WHO: Eileen Harrington, Associate Director
FTC Division of Marketing Practices
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
10:30 a.m. EST

FTC Headquarters
Room 481, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

Reporters unable to attend the discussion may call in:

Dial-in: 1-800-473-6927

Confirmation Number: 16702181

Chairperson: Bruce Jennings

Call-in lines are for press only

PRESS CONTACT: Cathy MacFarlane
Office of Public Affairs