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  • The Internet and Consumer Protection
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    The Internet and Consumer Protection

    Ms. Bernstein moderated a roundtable discussion about the upcoming Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearings on consumer protection, internet, and globalization. The panelists discussed what…

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  • Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop Part 1
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    Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop, Part 1

    Federal Trade Commission officials talked about identity theft and a panel of victims described their experiences in trying to clear their credit records.

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  • Identity Theft
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    Identity Theft

    Witnesses testified about the effectiveness and implementation of laws protecting the public from the theft of personal information, such as a Social Security number, credit card number or…

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  • Fraudulent Entertainment Investments
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    Fraudulent Entertainment Investments

    Ms. Crawford and Mr. Walker warned consumers about scams which offer investments in the motion picture industry or other entertainment media. Mr. Hammond and Mr. Cooke then spoke about…

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  • Weight Loss Products and Programs
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    Weight Loss Products and Programs

    The panelists discussed consumer issues, the effects of weight loss programs, and how consumers can be better informed about such programs.

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  • Electronic Price Scanners
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    Electronic Price Scanners

    Federal agencies released a report on the accuracy of electronic price scanners used in a variety of retail establishments. They focused on whether retailers are intentionally…

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  • Fraudulent Credit Repair Services
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    Fraudulent Credit Repair Services

    Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general representatives briefed reporters on a new initiative to protect consumers from fraudulent credit repair services which convince consumers…

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  • Telemarketing Fraud
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    Telemarketing Fraud

    Officials talked to reporters about new regulations to combat telemarketing fraud. They would help prevent fraud by several actions, including making it easier to prosecute out-of-state…

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