Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop

FTC Asks Private Industry to Better Assist Victims Restore Their Good Names

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A two-day Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop will focus on examining possible solutions for better assisting victims. The workshop will begin with victims describing their experiences when reporting fraud and clearing their names with creditors, consumer reporting agencies, police, government agencies, and the courts. Other panels will explore improving methods of clearing up the victims' credit history -- including streamlining processes for reporting fraud -- clearing fraudulent criminal records, and clearing the victim's name of a bankruptcy record. Participants will include victims, consumer advocates, law enforcement representatives, consumer reporting agencies, and representatives of financial institutions and other creditors.

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Where: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580
Room 432


October 23rd and 24th, beginning at 9 a.m.
Facility will open at 8 a.m. to accommodate camera set-up.


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