Consumer reports: December 2020-January 2021

Lisa Rowan filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
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2021-01133

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Lisa Rowan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Consumer reports submitted between December 15, 2020 and January 15, 2021 with the "identity theft" report type.

I would like to also request that I be classified as a news media requester. I am a staff reporter for Forbes Advisor, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity.

Forbes Advisor is widely recognized for its reporting, publishing regular features on issues of public interest and importance, such as the below examples:

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/student-loan-servicer-changes/
https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/gary-gensler-sec-chairman/

In addition, I have covered areas related to this request, and plan to use my editorial skills to analyze and produce original reporting work for my audience at Forbes Advisor. Some samples of my prior reporting work are available here:

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/identity-theft-unemployment-benefits-fraud/
https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/irs-customer-service-tips/

If you have any questions about my media status, please contact me.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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. 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,

Lisa Rowan

From: Federal Trade Commission

Hello,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Someone from our office will reach out to you as soon as possible regarding the status of your request.

Sincerely,

The FTC FOIA Unit

From: Federal Trade Commission

Hello

Your FOIA request, received on August 2, 2021 has been placed on hold for 10 days. The hold may be lifted once you respond to us clarifying your requests. If we do not hear from you by August 13, 2021, we will close your requests. Closure does not bar you from submitting a new request in the future.

The initial search of all Identity Theft complaints in the given time period produced over 200, 000 complaints. We are unable to provide all of these complaints and as a courtesy we a sample of 200 complaints. Is there a specific topic you are looking for?

Breona Woods
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

From: Federal Trade Commission

Hello,

Just wanted to follow up on the email below.

Breona Woods
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

From: Federal Trade Commission

Hello

Please see the attached document in response to your FOIA request.

Kind regards,

Breona Woods
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

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