Federal Trade Commission's Fraud Forum
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. For decades, the FTC has furthered its consumer protection mission by preventing and halting consumer fraud through law enforce., and educ. and outreach efforts. However, technological breakthroughs and the globalization of commerce have provided fraudsters with a new arsenal of weapons to defraud consumers. To examine consumer fraud in depth, the FTC staff held a two-day Fraud Forum in Feb. 2009. The purposes of the Forum were both to gain a greater understanding of fraud and the ways that fraud artists ply their trades, and to advance anti-fraud initiatives. Panelists included academics, consumer advocates, industry rep┐s., law enforce., and a former serial fraud artist. This report summarizes the forum proceedings and provides recommend.
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