At a press conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Federal Trade Commission will announce a new set of cases targeting telemarketing “robocallers,” as part of a joint federal/state enforcement sweep to protect consumers from unwanted, sometimes harassing calls. Charles Harwood, Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Steven Baker, Director of the agency’s Midwest Region, will announce the cases at the event on November 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. They will be joined by consumer victims of deceptive robocalls.
|WHO:||FTC Deputy Consumer Protection Director, Charles Harwood
FTC Midwest Region Director, Steven Baker
Consumer victims of robocall fraud
|WHAT:||Press conference to announce robocall enforcement sweep|
|WHEN:||Thursday, November 1, 2012; 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET);
lines open at 10:15 a.m. CT (11:15 a.m. ET)
|WHERE:||FTC’s Midwest Region Office,
55 W. Monroe St.,
|MEDIA CONTACT:||FTC Office of Public Affairs
FTC Midwest Region
Reporters can call in with questions using the following information:
Call-in Number: 800-398-9379
Conference ID Number: 269686
Conference Host: Bruce Jennings
NOTE: To join this conference call all participants will be required to provide the Conference ID number above.