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Joan "Jodie" Z. Bernstein Federal Trade Commission

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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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  • Online Auction Fraud
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    Online Auction Fraud

    Participants spoke to reporters about efforts to curb Internet auction fraud. Their plan included increased training for law enforcement officers and webmasters, as well as plans to educate…

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  • Deceptive Charitable Fund Raising
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    Deceptive Charitable Fund Raising

    The participants discussed fraudulent fundraising agencies and how to make the public aware and cautious of were they donate their money. They suggested that people call the charity, ask for…

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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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  • Fraudulent Marketing Practices
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    Fraudulent Marketing Practices

    The Federal Trade Commission announced the investigation of businesses that sell products that are licensed by major corporations. Ms. Bernstein outlined the investigation, its objectives…

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  • Tobacco Advertising
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    Tobacco Advertising

    Federal Trade Commission officials announced that the agency is charging R.J. Reynolds with unfair advertising, claiming that its Joe Camel campaign targets children. The agency issued an…

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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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