FTC to Announce Federal-State Crackdown on Fraudulent Charities That Falsely Claim to Raise Money for Veterans and Servicemembers

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Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference tomorrow in Washington, DC, to announce a federal-state crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and servicemembers.

WHO:

FTC Chairman Joe Simons
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen
Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith
Art Taylor, president, Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance

WHEN:Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11 a.m.
WHERE:

FTC Headquarters
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

WEBCAST:The press conference will be webcast.
CALL-IN: Reporters unable to attend in person can call into the event. The phone number is (888) 230-1766 (Confirmation number is 451951). The lines, which are only for news media, will open at 10:30 a.m.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Frank Dorman
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180