Imposter Scams and Other FTC Updates

Webinar Date: 
April 15, 2015
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Beginner

This webinar will discuss “Imposter Scams,” one of the top scams hitting consumers this year. In these scams, con artists pretend to call from government offices, well-known businesses, or other trusted sources and convince consumers to give money or personal information. The webinar will highlight some of the popular impersonator schemes that are most likely to defraud low-income and diverse communities and will provide practical advice to help consumers contacting your offices about these scams. The webinar will also include other updates from the Federal Trade Commission.

What You Will Learn

  • Current imposter scams that are affecting specific populations, including Latinos and older Americans
  • Practical tips to tell consumers who ask about these scams
  • Resources you can provide to victims of these scams

Presenters

Patti Poss is an attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she works on a variety of law enforcement, policy, and education initiatives focused on serving consumers in diverse communities.

Megan Cox is an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Her work focuses on enforcement and policy matters involving consumer privacy and data security. She is also a member of the Division’s Identity Theft Team.

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