Dec
19
2022

Safe for the Holidays: Webinar to Avoid Holiday Fraud and Scams

1:00 pm EST

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission hosted this webinar providing information to consumers on how to avoid frauds and scams that are prevalent during the holiday season.

During the holiday season, as consumers are busier than usual, fraudsters take advantage of the season to unleash holiday scams aimed at unsuspecting. Staff from the FCC's Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division and the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Consumer and Business Education shared information on how to avoid scams when purchasing goods and services online through websites; unwanted robocalls and robotexts; charitable contributions schemes and cellphone and email fraudulent activities.

Webinar Agenda

Welcome and Event Introduction - Sherry Dawson, Deputy Chief, FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB

Unwanted Robocalls and Texts - Anthony Butler, Consumer Outreach Specialist FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB

Cellphone and Email Fraud - David Savolaine, Consumer Outreach Specialist FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB

Online Shopping Safety - Jim Kreidler FTC Division of Consumer and Business Education

Charitable Contributions and Scams - Andrew Rayo, FTC

Event Conclusion and Closing - Lyle Ishida, Chief, Sherry Dawson, Deputy Chief, FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB

For information about this webinar, contact Sherry Dawson, Deputy Chief of the FCC's Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division at 202-418-7401 or sherry.dawson@fcc.gov.

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Contact

Sherry Dawson, 202-418-7401
sherry.dawson@fcc.gov