FTC Targets Scams Spawned by Economic Downturn

Operation Short Change Seeks to Protect Vulnerable Consumers

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Media Advisory

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: Jon Leibowitz, Chairman,
Federal Trade Commission

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General,
U.S. Department of Justice

Roy Cooper,
Attorney General of North Carolina

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
Washington, DC

Call-in information will be available shortly. The event will also be webcast.

PRESS CONTACT: FTC Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

 

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