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Safeguarding American Consumers: Fighting Fraud and Scams During the Pandemic, Virtual Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 4, 2021   [open pdf - 16MB]

This is the February 4, 2021 hearing on "Safeguarding American Consumers: Fighting Fraud and Scams During the Pandemic," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Gus Bilirakis: "Today we will explore steps we can take to advance our fight against fraud and scams, which is so important to-again, especially during this pandemic. Millions are forced to isolate or remain in their homes, and bad actors continue to exploit consumers' fears, their fear and confusion, some promising fake reservations for the coronavirus vaccines-again, fake is the word that I want to use--stimulus checks, fake loans for small businesses struggling to stay afloat, and, of course, we want to discuss the Super Bowl tickets." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bonnie L. Patten, Traci Ponto, William E. Kovacic, and Jessica Rich.

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Serial No. 117-3
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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