All "Romance Scams" complaints submitted to the FTC (2010 - 2014)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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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 96: "Romance Scams" (

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, 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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bartek, Alice

From: Bartek, Alice

Dear Ms. Lipton,

I received your voicemail on March 24, 2015, stating that you wanted me to proceed with processing your request. You did not mention narrowing the scope of your request. Please contact me again regarding the scope of your request. If you do not narrow your request, it might be denied as a burdensome request.

It is very difficult to communicate with you via email, since I am unsure if you are receiving these emails. Please leave me your phone number when you call back, so that I can more efficiently communicate with you.
Best regards,
Alice Bartek
Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580
(202) 326-2191<>

From: Federal Trade Commission

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