Complaints to FTC's Office of Inspector General

Sarah Emerson filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.


From: Sarah Emerson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A description of all closed complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission's Office of the Inspector General between November 8, 2016 until the time this request is processed. This includes complaints made online through the "FTC Complaint Assistant," as well as the OIG hotline.

For an example of complaint descriptions previously provided to me by an OIG, please see:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. They will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE's science and tech site (

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request, and I ask that this be processed in the "media" fee category. 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.


Sarah Emerson

From: Murray, Anna

Ms. Emerson,

Our response to your FOIA request is attached.

Anna Murray

Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20580