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FTC proposes fraud survey

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Federal Trade Commission requests comments on a proposed consumer fraud survey, which in a 2005 version revealed weight-loss products were the most frequently reported fraud in the U.S. FTC, which lists fraudulent weight-loss products as a key enforcement area, proposes a national telephone survey of up to 4,100 consumers to gather information about consumer fraud (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 12, 2009). According to an Aug. 31 Federal Register 2notice, the agency will use the results from its third consumer fraud survey to determine if the type or frequency of fraud is changing. Comments on the proposed survey are due Nov. 1

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