FCC, FTC, BBB offering joint webinar today on holiday safety; info could benefit your readers

On Friday, November 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central, the Federal Communications Commission will be joined by the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau for a webinar titled “ALL I WANT FOR THE HOLIDAYS IS YOUR SAFETY.”

The webinar will provide tips and resources to protect consumers this upcoming holiday season. Topics will include online shopping, avoiding charity scams, protecting mobile devices and public Wi-Fi safety tips. The webinar will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.  No registration is required to attend.

Prior to and during the webinar questions can be emailed to outreach@fcc.gov. Open captioning will be provided for this event.

Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov  or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed.

In addition, please include a way for the FCC to contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.

The Public Notice which includes a detailed agenda is available at  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-host-holiday-consumer-protection-webinar-nov-20-ftc-bbb.  The Event’s Page  is available at https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2020/11/consumer-webinar-all-i-want-holidays-your-safety.

For additional information about the webinar, please contact Alma Hughes at Alma.Hughes@fcc.gov  or 202-975-5245.

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