"Say Cheese!" FTC To Announce "Project Mousetrap"

Two Consumers Who Lost Money To Targeted Firms will SpeakOne Victims "Success Story" Used Without Permission in Promo Materials

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Media Advisory

 

WHAT:

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a NEWS CONFERENCE to announce a multi-agency, federal and state campaign called "Project Mousetrap." Mousetrap employs a new strategy to combat the extremely persistent problem of invention promotion fraud, which continues to bilk tens of thousands of consumers out of thousands of dollars each every year.

WHEN:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, AT 11:30 A.M.

WHERE:

FTC Headquarters, Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., in Washington D.C. (The room will open at 11 a.m. for camera crews to set up.)

WHO:

Jodie Bernstein, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Alexis Barbieri, Executive Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Dallas, Texas-area resident, a consumer solicited by one of the firms targeted by the FTC Austin, Texas, resident, consumer solicited by another FTC-targeted firm, whose "success story" was used in the firm’s promotions without permission Nancy Linck, Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Media Contact:

Contact Information

Howard Shapiro,
202-326-2176
Bonnie Jansen,
202-326-2161
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The FTC press office has identitifed additional consumers who are willing to speak to reporters about their experiences with defendants in FTC cases. Call the media contacts for more information.