Encore Makes $1M Deal With Fla. AG Over Deceptive Fees

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Encore Marketing International Inc. has agreed to repay $1 million to consumers who were automatically enrolled in membership programs and charged recurring fees after making purchases online or over the phone, Florida's attorney general said Friday.

The Maryland-based company is one of many companies engaged in post-transaction marekting, offering discounts or other incentives for becoming club members with Encore, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi. But companies like Encore often fail to tell customers that they are signing up for recurring fees associated with club memberships,...
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