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Virtual hearing set for April 24 on the FTC's proposed rule to ban junk fees

Published: Monday, March 25, 2024 - 4:19pm
Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 9:07am
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The Federal Trade Commission has pitched a rule to forbid so-called junk fees.

A virtual hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. April 24.

Junk fees are unfair or deceptive charges to consumers for a product or service.

The FTC says a proposed rule would require businesses to disclose all mandatory fees when quoting a price to a consumer.

An upcoming virtual hearing is set to feature short presentations by organizations that would be affected by the proposal.

Rising fees were at the heart of a consumer-fraud lawsuit by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against Cox Communications.

The cable television and internet provider recently agreed to pay roughly $13 million to settle the case.

Officials say a link to the hearing will be posted on the FTC website.

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