The Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General will hold a press conference on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 10:30 am ET in Orlando, Florida, to announce a joint law enforcement action against an operation that allegedly used illegal robocalls to trick senior consumers nationwide into paying for medical alert services that they neither ordered nor wanted. The case represents the FTC’s latest work with state law enforcement agencies to crack down on both telemarketing fraud and fraud against seniors. A consumer will be at the press event to describe her experience with the company, and audio of the fraudulent phone calls will be available.
C. Steven Baker, Director, FTC’s Midwest Region
Richard Lawson, Director, Florida Consumer Protection Division
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:30 am ET
(The room will open 45 minutes early for media set up)
The toll-free number in the U.S. and Canada is 1-800-553-0358, and the confirmation number is 315842. The lines, which are for media only, will open at 10:00 am ET. Please reference the confirmation number when joining the call.