If you are in Washington D.C. on March 8, you’re invited to attend a Consumer Protection Summit presented by the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s Consumer Protection Working Group.
THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVE ON C-SPAN 2.
The Summit will expose some of the most egregious activities committed by fraudsters today, provide information on how consumers can protect themselves, and share what the Consumer Protection Working Group is doing to combat fraud in these areas.
Some of the dangers that will be discussed include:
If you are interested in learning more about identifying scams and how to protect yourself, please attend the Consumer Protection Summit:
March 8, 2013
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Gewirz Student Center at Georgetown Law School
120 F Street NW (near the Judiciary Square Metro)
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by contacting Christine.Cardwell@usdoj.gov (or at 202-514-2674).
The Consumer Protection Working Group (CPWG) is part of President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force which was established to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The CPWG brings together federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, regulators, and other stakeholders to protect consumers from fraud that can devastate victims and cause widespread economic harm. Consumer fraud comes in many forms and can be found in fraud on our nation’s servicemembers, payday lending, high-pressure telemarketing schemes, internet scams, business opportunity scams, and unscrupulous third party payment processors. Scam artists often target vulnerable populations such as the unemployed and those already struggling with debt. Through this partnership, the CPWG is working to strengthen consumer protection efforts, leverage resources, enhance civil and criminal enforcement of consumer fraud and educate the public in an effort to prevent consumers from being victimized. For more information about the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, visit www.stopfraud.gov.