June 14, 2001
June 15, 2001
9:30 a.m. – SD-342
The Subcommittee will examine the growing problem of cross-border fraud (e.g., transnational sales of real or purported lottery tickets, advance-fee-for-loan operations, and other scams) which poses a threat to all American consumers but disproportionately affects the elderly. The hearings will examine the nature and scope of cross-border fraud problems and the state of binational U.S.-Canadian law enforcement coordination, and will explore what steps can be taken to fight such crime in the future.
Witnesses will include representatives from the offices of State Attorneys General, the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Canadian law enforcement agencies, and the Federal Trade Commission. A final witness list will be available in early June.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Associate Director, Planning and Information Consumer Protection Bureau
United States Federal Trade Commission