FTC accuses DirecTV of deceptive ads, seeks 'many millions' in refunds

March 12, 2015 12:05 AM

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The contrasting characters of Rob Lowe aren't the only starkly different things in DirecTV's commercials, federal regulators said: So are deals for subscribers that have higher costs than advertised buried in the small print.

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday accused the nation's largest satellite TV provider of deceptive advertising for not clearly disclosing that a discounted 12-month package required a two-year contract that included a big rate hike in the second year and a hefty early termination fee if the c...

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