Feds Sue DirecTV for Deceptive Advertising

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Federal regulators are accusing DirecTV of misleading consumers about the cost of its satellite TV service.

According to the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, DirecTV advertised a discounted package of TV channels for “12 months,” leading many consumers to assume they were signing a 12-month contract. But in fact, the package required a two-year contract—it was only the discounted rate that lasted for 12 months, the FTC said. Prices skyrocketed by up to $45 per month in the second year, and consumers faced early-cancellation fees of up to $480, according to the lawsuit.

Keep Reading – http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/feds-sue-directv-for-deceptive-advertising-20150311