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The Federal Trade Commission Answers Your Questions on a Live Telephone Town Hall October 19 at 11am MTN

The FTC’s mission is protecting the public from deceptive or unfair business practices and from unfair methods of competition through law enforcement, advocacy, research, and education –

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Join us for a special telephone town hall with Chuck Harwood of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office. Mr. Harwood is a fraud awareness and prevention expert and will share his experience with Idahoans on an interactive telephone town hall October 19 at 11:00am (MTN).

Mr. Harwood has been Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office since 1989, except for 2009 through 2013, when he was Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, in Washington and served for a time as the acting director. Over more than 30 years as an FTC attorney, Chuck has worked to prevent deceptive and anticompetitive practices and promote privacy and information security in the marketplace, though law enforcement, policy development, and education.

Participants can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or register in advance by visiting The conversation will also stream live on the AARP Idaho Facebook page.

Questions can be asked prior to the conversation by emailing

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