Oversight of Telemarketing Practices and the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA)

July 31, 2007

The Committee will examine three major consumer protection and fraud prevention issues under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (1) the effectiveness of the national Do-Not-Call registry and current legislative proposals to improve the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003; (2) the effectiveness of CROA and possible legislative initiatives to clarify the language of the Act; and (3) telemarketing fraud, particularly against older Americans.

Webcast

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Lydia Parnes

    Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
    Federal Trade Commission

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Jerry Cerasale

    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
    Direct Marketing Association
  • Mr. Steve St. Clair

    Assistant Attorney General
    State of Iowa
  • Mr. Richard Johnson

    Member of the Board of Directors
    AARP
  • Ms. Robin Holland

    Senior Vice President of Global Operations
    Equifax Inc.
  • Ms. Joanne S. Faulkner Esq.

    testifying on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Advocates