Internet Auction Fraud Targeted by Law Enforcers

Soaring Auction Traffic Brings Jump In Auction Fraud FTC Logs In More Than 10,000 Auction Fraud Complaints In 1999

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What: A press conference to announce three prong federal-state, public-private initiative to tackle online auction fraud. The event kicks off National Consumer Protection Week, which this year focuses on safe shopping from home.
When: February 14, 2000
10:30 a.m.
(room opens at 9 a.m. for camera set-up)
Where: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Room 432

Jodie Bernstein, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

Christopher M.E. Painter, Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California

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

Betty Montgomery, Attorney General of Ohio and co-chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the of National Association of Attorneys General

Susan Grant, Director, Internet Fraud Watch, National Consumers League




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