Stopping COVID-19 Fraud and Price Gouging

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security will convene a hearing titled, “Stopping COVID-19 Fraud and Price Gouging,” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February, 1, 2022. This hearing will examine the ongoing proliferation of scams and price gouging related to and enabled by the COVID-19 pandemic; highlight efforts to educate consumers about COVID-related scams; and explore proposals to strengthen FTC enforcement against unfair and deceptive practices.

 

WITNESSESS

  • Samuel Levine, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Teresa Murray, Director of Consumer Watchdog Office, U.S. Public Interest Research Group
  • Mary Engle, Executive Vice President (Policy), BBB National Programs
  • Todd Leatherman, Program Counsel for the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute Center for Consumer Protection, National Association of Attorneys General

DETAILS

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

 

WATCH LIVE STREAM:  www.commerce.senate.gov

 

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  • Samuel Levine

    Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
    Federal Trade Commission
    Download Testimony (262.33 KB)
  • Teresa Murray

    Director of Consumer Watchdog Office
    U.S. Public Interest Research Group
  • Mary Engle

    Executive Vice President for Policy
    BBB National Programs
    Download Testimony (709.00 KB)
  • Todd Leatherman

    Program Counsel for the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute Center for Consumer Protection
    National Association of Attorneys General