Public/Private Campaign to Warn Every U.S. Household About Mass Mail Fraud

New Initiatives, Private Sector Contributions Will Bolster Law Enforcement And Alert Consumers

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What:   The Federal Trade Commission will host a Press Conference to announce three new initiatives -- including an unprecedented step to reach out to every household in America -- to help state and federal officials crack down on the mass mail fraud that is costing U.S. consumers billions of dollars every year. The new campaign to "Give the Bandit in the Mailbox the Boot" includes contributions of money and manpower by private and not-for-profit organizations.
Who:   Jodie Bernstein
Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection

Lawrence E. Maxwell
Inspector in Charge, Fraud and Prohibited Mailings, U. S. Postal Inspection Service

W. A. Drew Edmondson
Attorney General, State of Oklahoma

Anne Harvey
Director of Program Services, American Association of Retired Persons

Edward J. Johnson
President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Better Business Bureau

Edward Blackman
Executive Vice President, Yellow Pages Publishers Association

Where:   Federal Trade Commission Headquarters
6th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Room 432
Washington, D.C. 20580
When:   Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 A.M.


Contact Information

Media Contact:
Claudia Bourne Farrell or Victoria Streitfeld
Office of Public Affairs