18Jul 24, 2006
The Internet and Consumer Protection
Ms. Bernstein moderated a roundtable discussion about the upcoming Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearings on consumer protection, internet, and globalization. The panelists discussed what ...
10Aug 5, 2004
Statistical Survey of Consumer Fraud
Mr. Beales spoke about a recent survey regarding consumer fraud. He also responded to questions from audience members.
145Jun 16, 2004
Use of Dietary Supplements by Children
Witnesses testified about potential health hazards and possible benefits of providing dietary supplements to children. Among the topics they addressed were the proper use of supplements, ...
190May 6, 2004
Witnesses testified about Internet pornography. Among the issues they addressed were marketing pornography online, the use of peer-to-peer networks in distribution, current criminal ...
32Apr 29, 2004
Witnesses testified about the use of software and programs designed to track Internet use after downloading computer applications over the Internet. Among the issues they addressed were privacy ...
97Nov 20, 2003
Non-Profit Credit Counseling
Testimony was heard about the activities of consumer credit counseling agencies because of reports that many of the more recently established organizations abuse their non-profit status, offer ...
62Jul 24, 2003
Ephedra Dietary Supplements, Day 2
Attorneys representing major league sporting associations and government officials testified about the safety and use of the dietary supplement Ephedra. Among the topics they addressed were the ...
92Jun 24, 2003
Officials from the Federal Trade Commission, Mastercard, and victims of I.D. theft testified about the growing problem of identify theft. Topics included stronger law enforcement, prevention, ...
23Dec 18, 2002
Consumer Protections Announcement
Officials announced the creation of a national “do not call” list to protect consumers from unwanted telephone solicitations and telemarketing firms. Following their remarks they ...
18Oct 15, 2002
Real estate experts talked about various programs to provide sound financial advice to prospective homeowners in the minority community, coordinating national policies on minority homeownership, and ...
19Feb 25, 2002
Mr. Beales talked about federal efforts to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketers. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.
30Nov 6, 2001
Charitable Contributions to Relief Efforts
Witnesses testified about charities and how they used money collected in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, including whether the money will be used directly to help victims and their ...
78Jun 14, 2001
Internet Health Fraud
The participants talked with reporters about the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement of new law enforcement action against the fraudulent marketing of supplements and other health products ...