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WHAT:  The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with 101 federal and state law enforcers, will announce “Operation Stop Scam Calls,” a joint-agency crackdown on telemarketers, lead generators, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers responsible for making or facilitating billions of illegal telemarketing calls.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 am CDT (11:30 am EDT)
WHERE: FTC Midwest Region Office
230 S. Dearborn Street, Room 3030
Chicago, Illinois 60604

The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Director, Samuel Levine, will be joined by:

  • Arun G. Rao, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch;
  • Loyaan A. Egal, Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission;
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General; and
  • Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General.

Contact information will be available for all other federal and state enforcers participating in the sweep at the event and online.

MEDIA CALL-IN LINE: Call-in lines will be available to media only and will be open 15 minutes before the press conference begins. The call-in number is:

1-844-291-5494, and the confirmation number is 726585.

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