August 14, 2023 — Comments

NCLC, along with other consumer organizations, submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission in connection with its study on facilitating and refining existing efforts with State Attorneys General to prevent, publicize, and penalize frauds and scams being perpetrated on individuals in the United States. The comments called for creation of a broad inter-agency Fraud Task Force and recommended other enhancements to information sharing, including wider use of the Consumer Sentinel Network, prompt communication of fraud cases and investigations, shared industry fraud lists, and more public complaint data. The comments discussed ways to improve collaboration in enforcement efforts and to promote effective responses to consumer complaints. The comments also urged specific initiatives to target unique issues posed by specific payment systems, including wire transfers and faster payment services. Effective education to raise awareness about fraud is also important.