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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
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    Identity Theft

    Officials from the Federal Trade Commission, Mastercard, and victims of I.D. theft testified about the growing problem of identify theft. Topics included stronger law enforcement,…

    393 views
  • Charity Fraud
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    Charity Fraud

    Officials spoke to reporters about fundraising fraud, efforts to alert the public about ways to detect fraudulent charitable schemes, and indictments of several people for fraud. Following…

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  • Consumer Protections Announcement
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    Consumer Protections Announcement

    Officials announced the creation of a national “do not call” list to protect consumers from unwanted telephone solicitations and telemarketing firms. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Telemarketing Regulation
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    Telemarketing Regulation

    Mr. Beales talked about federal efforts to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketers. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Charitable Contributions to Relief Efforts
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    Charitable Contributions to Relief Efforts

    Witnesses testified about charities and how they used money collected in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, including whether the money will be used directly to help victims…

    195 views
  • Internet Health Fraud
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    Internet Health Fraud

    The participants talked with reporters about the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement of new law enforcement action against the fraudulent marketing of supplements and other health…

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