All "Immigration Services" complaints submitted to the FTC (2010 - 2014)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-01061
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All complaints submitted to the Federal Trade Commission from January 1, 2010 to the present which fall under Consumer Sentinel Product Code 51: "Immigration Services" (https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/sentinelservicecodes_0.pdf)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Murray, Anna

Dear Ms. Lipton,

I received your Freedom of Information Act request regarding immigration services. The number is included above for your reference. You did not include a phone number on your request. The search terms as you described yielded a significant number of results. Please call me at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,
Anna Murray

Anna Murray
Attorney
Federal Trade Commission
Office of the General Counsel
(202) 326-2820

From: Federal Trade Commission

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Murray,

Thank you for your message. I attempted to call you, but unfortunately was transferred to voicemail. Could we clarify electronically or can we set up a definite time to talk?

Thank you!
Beryl

From: Murray, Anna

Beryl,

I am available today at 2pm. If something comes up, please leave your number on my voicemail and I will return your call. I can be reached at 202-326-2820. In the future, it would be very helpful if you included a telephone number with your FOIA request.

Thank you,
Anna

From: Federal Trade Commission

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

I would like to resubmit (or revive--whichever is more appropriately applicable) my previous request (assigned FOIA-2015-01061). A previous communication from your office indicated that there were nearly 2 million responsive records. I would like to discuss the best way to get the largest collection of these.

Thank you very much for your time and patience,
Beryl
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To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All complaints submitted to the Federal Trade Commission from January 1, 2010 to the present which fall under Consumer Sentinel Product Code 51: "Immigration Services" (https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/sentinelservicecodes_0.pdf)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Murray, Anna

Ms. Lipton,

The request you referenced was closed after numerous attempts to contact you regarding the request. You will need to submit a FOIA request. In order to help process this request for consumer complaints, please consult the list of product service codes located here : https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/attachments/data-sets/csn-psc-full-descript.pdf and consider whether you would like the comment field to be included.

Sincerely,
Anna Murray

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