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FTC Announces Agenda for Joint Conference on Protecting Military Consumers

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On August 22, the FTC released the agenda for the Protecting Military Consumers: A Common Ground Conference to be held on September 7 in Los Angeles. As previously discussed in InfoBytes, the conference is geared towards military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to provide training on consumer fraud and other issues affecting servicemembers and their families, and will be held in partnership with state and local authorities. Topics for discussion on the agenda include, among things:

  • higher education;
  • identity theft and imposter scams;
  • real estate fraud;
  • auto financing;
  • debt collection;
  • lending; and
  • privacy issues such as data collection, storage, and sharing.
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