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FTC Sues Marketer for Using Deceptive COVID-19 Stimulus Mailers to Lure Consumers to Used Car Sale


On June 17, the FTC announced that it sued a company that sent allegedly deceptive mailers to consumers purporting . . .

*By Thomas Hudson and Nicole Munro

On June 17, the FTC announced that it sued a company that sent allegedly deceptive mailers to consumers purporting to be federal COVID-19 stimulus benefit documents.  The mailers directed recipients to visit an address in Florida, designated as “relief headquarters,” in order to “claim these stimulus incentives.”  However, consumers who visited the address listed in the mailers found a lot hosting a used car sale.  Be alert to ad sales companies peddling any ad program mentioning the virus.

View FTC press release (June 17, 2020) 

*Nicole Munro is a partner in the Maryland office of Hudson Cook, LLP and Editor in Chief of CounselorLibrary.com's CARLAW® publication. She can be reached at 410.865.5430 or nmunro@hudco.com. Thomas Hudson is a founding partner of Hudson Cook, LLP and Senior Editor of CARLAW®. He can be reached at 410.865.5411 or thudson@hudco.com.

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