FTC Seeks Public Comment About Survey of Rent-To-Own Consumers

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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment about a proposed telephone survey of consumers and their experience with the rent-to-own industry. The request for public comment, which was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 1998, outlines a proposal the FTC will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for permission to conduct a telephone survey. The FTC believes such a survey would assist it in evaluating consumer protection concerns. The deadline for comments is July 6, 1998.

The Commission vote to publish the Federal Register notice was 5-0.

A copy of the Federal Register notice is available from the FTC’s web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. Written comments should be addressed to Elaine W. Crockett, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Room 598, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-326-2453. Comments may be sent by e-mail to ecrockett@ftc.gov (no period). To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

(FTC File No. P975802)

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