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Public Event: Robocalls All The Rage: An FTC Summit
October 18, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls. This was...
November 4, 2009
Participants at this one-day forum, held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, discussed the proposed amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule to address debt relief services.
Public Event: Fraud Forum
February 25, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission will host a free two-day Fraud Forum on February 25 and 26, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Forum will examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes. The first day of the Forum will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity...
January 25, 2007
The FTC hosted a workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop, which brought together consumer representatives, academics, and industry leaders, addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discuss online marketing of such offers...
Public Event: New York Hispanic Fraud Prevention Forum
September 27, 2006
The FTC, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, and the Manhattan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum that gathered law enforcement and community leaders, provided an opportunity to learn about the nature and extent of...
Public Event: Hispanic Consumer Outreach Forum
May 12, 2004
The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Outreach Forum provided the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Hispanic market and...
Public Event: Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud
February 19, 2003
The FTC held a public workshop on how to build public/private partnerships to combat cross-border fraud against consumers. The workshop explored how the private and public sectors can work together to identify, stop, and bring effective enforcement actions against cross-border fraud operators; any...
May 22, 2001
The FTC and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus held a public workshop to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
January 11, 2000
The public forum reviewed the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The "do-not-call" provision prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series of public forums...
November 4, 1999
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for government,...