263Jul 10, 2013
Technologists and telecommunications officials testified on the effectiveness of existing law to prevent fraudulent “robocalls,” or automated telephone calls, and described technologies ...
177Oct 18, 2012
Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws
Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws ...
227Mar 9, 2012
Business Opportunity Scams
Panelists talked about specific types of financial fraud schemes. Topics included enforcement measures and recommendations for improved consumer protection programs. They responded to ...
38Dec 9, 2006
Internet Electronic Mail Fraud
Ms. Greisman talked about two “phishing” scams that were being conducted over the Internet during holiday shopping season. Both claimed that reputable businesses required ...
61Jul 27, 2005
Victimization of the Elderly
The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on the victimization of the elderly through various scams. The first public release of a Federal Trade Commission study requested by Chairman ...