FTC Extends Comment Period on Harms of Junk Fees

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

On October 22, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced it is seeking public comments on whether it should explore a rule regarding the harms caused by junk fees and the unfair or deceptive tactics companies use to impose them. Junk fees are unnecessary, unavoidable, or surprise charges that inflate costs while adding little to no value for consumers. The notice announcing this initiative was published in the Federal Register on November 8.

At the request of interested persons, the Commission recently extended the public comment period until February 8, 2023. Information about how to submit comments can be found in the Federal Register notice.

The Commission vote approving an extension of the public comment period was 4-0.

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