FTC Announces Major Law Enforcement Action Against National Tax Relief Scam

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Media Advisory

Due to a technical problem, the Federal Trade Commission press conference in Chicago will be repeated at 12:15 p.m. CST (1:15 p.m. EST) to announce a major law enforcement action against a national operation based in Beverly Hills, California, that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $60 million by falsely claiming it can lower people’s tax debts. David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will be available to answer reporters’ questions. A TV commercial used in the operation will be shown.

WHO: David C. Vladeck,
FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
Director

Consumers affected by the scheme
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6, 12:15 p.m. CST (1:15 p.m. EST)
WHERE: FTC Midwest Regional Office
Suite 1825
55 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312-960-5634
CALL-IN: Reporters who wish to participate, but who cannot attend may call: 866-363-9013 Conference ID: 15089434. The leader is Gail Kingsland. This phone number is only for news reporters.
MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs
202-326-26180

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