FTC, State and Federal Law Enforcement, and Better Business Bureau to Announce Major Initiative Targeting Fraud Against Small Businesses

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission, jointly with the offices of eight state Attorneys General, the New York Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, two U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) will announce a major law enforcement and consumer education initiative targeting fraud against small businesses on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 am ET, at the BBB Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The announcement will include enforcement actions against scammers who target small businesses and will feature new materials designed to help small businesses identify, prevent, and report scams.

WHAT:Multi-agency announcement of Operation Main Street
WHO:Joe Simons, FTC Chairman
Beverly Baskin, CBBB CEO and President
Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General
Daniel J. Gabel, Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
WHEN:Monday, June 18, 2018, 10:00 am ET
WHERE:Council of Better Business Bureaus
3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
MEDIA CONTACTS:Mitchell J. Katz, FTC Office of Public Affairs

Katherine R. Hutt, CBBB Director of Communications

Members of the media can register to call in to the press conference at the following link:

You will then receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event remotely.