Serving Communities of Color: An FTC Report on New Research, Law Enforcement, and Outreach

Webinar Date: 
November 17, 2021
| Skill level: 
All Levels

The Federal Trade Commission’s core mission is to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive practices in the marketplace. What has become abundantly clear based on research and experience is that certain frauds and business practices have a disproportionately negative impact on communities of color.

The FTC’s newly released Serving Communities of Color Report summarizes the past five years of the FTC’s efforts to address, understand, and educate people about consumer issues that have a disproportionately negative impact on communities of color. In this webinar, you’ll hear updates on the FTC’s work to serve communities of color, with a focus on research, law enforcement, and outreach.  

FTC staff will discuss:

•    New analysis of the consumer reports in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network, which shows disparities in the reporting rates from Black, Latino, and White communities

•    Details about the type of frauds and schemes that have targeted or affected communities of color

•    Free FTC resources to help consumers avoid scams and other consumer issues

What You Will Learn

•    How the different consumer issues are reported by different communities
•    What the types of unlawful practices are that targeted or impacted different communities
•    How you can work with the FTC to better serve people in communities of color

Speakers

Rhonda Perkins, FTC

Joannie Wei, FTC

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