December 16, 2022 — Comments

These comments are submitted by the following consumer and privacy advocacy organizations: Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), National Consumer Law Center on behalf of its low-income clients, National Consumers League, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Advocates, and U.S. PIRG. We applaud the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) for proposing enhanced tools to protect consumers from impersonation scams in this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

The proposed trade regulation rule will more clearly address imposter scams in which the scammers impersonate government, businesses, or their officials, and will provide the FTC with the critically important ability to secure redress from both the scammers responsible for defrauding Americans of billions of dollars each year, and those that equip them.