Operation Short Change Seeks to Protect Vulnerable Consumers
In conjunction with a joint federal/state law enforcement initiative, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 11 a.m. to announce a law enforcement sweep cracking down on frauds fueled by the economic downturn.
|WHO:||David Vladeck, Director,
FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
Tony West, Assistant Attorney General,
A victim of an employment scam
|WHEN:||Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 11 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 432
Call-in Information: Reporters unable to attend the event can call in. The toll-free phone number (in the U.S. and Canada) is 866- 363-9013, the confirmation number is 17729757, and the chairperson is Gail Kingsland. The lines, which are for media only, will open at 10:45 a.m. EST. Please reference the confirmation number when joining the call.
Video Information: A broadcast-quality version of the new FTC consumer education video on investment-opportunity scams will be available at:
|PRESS CONTACT:||FTC Office of Public Affairs