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  • FCC and FTC Host Forum on Combating Robocalls
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    Combating Robocalls

    Communications analysts and officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission talked about ways to deal with illegal robocalls. The panelists focused on…

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  • FTC Launches Technology  Reform Project
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    Federal Trade Commission Technology and Reform Conference

    The Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua Wright talked about the FTC Act dealing with “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” “The Need for Limits on Agency Discretion and the Case for Section 5 UMC…

    175 views
  • Enforcement of AntiRobocall Laws
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    Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws

    Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws…

    217 views
  • Retaining Customer Data
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    Retaining Customer Data

    The Federal Trade Commission held a forum on technology, consumer privacy and the benefits and the risks associated with information sharing. Panelists included people from business,…

    232 views
  • Telemarketing Fraud
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    Telemarketing Fraud

    At Federal Trade Commission headquarters a joint press conference was held to announce the results of “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” a joint operation of the FTC with more than 30 law enforcement partners…

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  • Identity Theft Task Force
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    Identity Theft Task Force

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras spoke to the press to announce the release of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force…

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  • Fraudulent WorkatHome Programs
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    Fraudulent Work-at-Home Programs

    Officials representing the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced a major effort by law enforcement targeting fraudulent business…

    67 views
  • Credit Reporting Fraud Case Settlement
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    Credit Reporting Fraud Case Settlement

    Ms. Parnes and other officials announced a settlement in a case brought against an Internet marketing company offering free credit reports as part of a scheme to lure consumers. Following…

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  • Monitoring and Control of Childhood Obesity
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    Monitoring and Control of Childhood Obesity

    Following remarks at a day-long conference on childhood obesity by Surgeon General Carmona, panelists examined various aspects of marketing, self-regulation, and childhood obesity. They…

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  • Government Responses to Childhood Obesity
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    Government Responses to Childhood Obesity

    As part of a day-long forum on childhood obesity, panelists examined various perspectives on marketing, self-regulation, and childhood obesity. They focused on government responses to the…

    160 views
  • Debt Services Scams
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    Debt Services Scams

    Ms. Parnes announced three law enforcement actions targeting deceptive and misleading debt-related services. The Federal Trade Commission is charging that debt settlement companies and…

    52 views
  • Telemarketing List
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    Telemarketing List

    Mr. Muris and Mr. Powell talked about the implementation of a national “do not call” registry and the rules for enforcing regulations requiring telemarketers not to solicit from those…

    19 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…

    21 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…

    80 views
  • Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop Part 4
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    Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop, Part 4

    Panel three continued discussing how to clear up a victim’s credit card record and answering audience questions. This portion ends abruptly during a question.

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  • Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop Part 3
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    Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop, Part 3

    Panel three discussed other aspects of clearing up a victim’s credit card record and answered audience questions.

    101 views
  • Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop Part 2
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    Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop, Part 2

    Panel two discussed procedures for clearing up the victim’s credit record. They also answered audience questions.

    97 views
  • 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.

    74 views
  • 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…

    37 views
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