FTC Publishes Agenda for Every Community Fraud Workshop

How fraud affects different populations and what scams prey on specific groups will be the topic of the Federal Trade Commission’s “Fraud Affects Every Community” workshop on Oct. 29th in Washington. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver opening remarks.

A complete agenda of presenters and speakers is now available, and includes consumer advocates, regulators, fraud prevention experts, academics and researchers who will discuss the issues.

The workshop will take place at the FTC Headquarters in Washington, and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. EST. The Chairwoman’s opening remarks begin at 8:30 a.m., and following lunch, Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will deliver remarks at 1:30 p.m.

The workshop will examine the marketplace experiences of people in various communities, identify areas of concern among them, and seek to find actionable remedies through cooperation, law enforcement, industry fraud-prevention initiatives, community outreach and education.

The event will be webcast, and agency staff will live-tweet highlights from its @FTC Twitter account in English, and @LaFTC account in Spanish. The event hashtag will be: #FTCFAEC.

To expedite entry to the event, attendees may pre-register by sending an email to [email protected] that includes your name and the name of your organization. 

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be submitted to Lara Kittleson via email at [email protected] or by calling 202-326-3388. Requests should be made in advance, and include a detailed description of the accommodations needed and contact information.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

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