U.S., Canadian Law Enforcers Target Cross-border Telemarketers

Media Advisory



Press Conference to announce a sweep by 19 U.S. and Canadian law enforcement and consumer protection agencies that have targeted cross-border telemarketing fraud. Cases include both civil and criminal prosecutions of Canadian telemarketers who target U.S. citizens, many of whom are seniors.


Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Gordon McRae, Superintendent, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
William J. Crate, Detective Superintendent, Ontario Provincial Police
Two consumer victims


Monday, June 10, 2002, 2 p.m.


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

The room will be open at 1:00 p.m. to allow for camera set-up. Reporters unable to attend can dial in at 1-800-720-5850, chairperson: Bruce Jennings, confirmation #12619694. The lines will open at 1:45 p.m.

Media Contact:

FTC Office of Public Affairs
(202) 326-2161

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