The Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Regional Office and the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, and nine other consumer protection agencies and organizations will announce the top consumer complaints of the past year and provide New York area consumers with helpful tips on protecting themselves from these scams. The press conference will take place during National Consumer Protection Week, on Thursday, March 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Meeting Room 1, 1 Bowling Green in New York City.
In addition to the partners listed below, consumers will be on hand to discuss their personal experiences with these scams. At 11:00 a.m., representatives from the participating agencies and organizations will address the Spanish media on the top frauds. Local Spanish-speaking consumers will be available for interviews. Scheduled speakers include: