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The Federal Trade Commission will host a press event on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 11 am EDT to announce a multi-million-dollar settlement with a major U.S. company for facilitating cross-border telemarketing fraud between the United States and Canada.

WHO: Director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection,
David C. Vladeck

Kerry Petryshyn, Inspector, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Two Cross-Border Fraud Victims

WHERE: Federal Trade Commission,
Headquarters Building
600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 432
Washington, DC

A live webcast will be available at:

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2009;
11 am EDT
CALL-IN INFORMATION: Reporters interested in this event, but who are unable to attend, can call in using the following information:

Call-in Number: 877-766-1277
Conference ID Number: 36122559

NOTE: In order to join this conference call, all participants will be required to provide the Conference ID number above.

The call-in lines, which are for press only, open at 10:45 am.

PRESS CONTACT: FTC Office of Public Affairs