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Florida Attorney General takes action against TN Marketing over allegedly deceptive marketing practices

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that her office has entered into an assurance of voluntary compliance with TN Marketing Inc. to stop the company from allegedly mailing unordered products to consumers in Florida and then asking them to pay for them.

An employee at Bondi’s office received an unsolicited DVD from TN Marketing Inc. The DVD allegedly came with a message saying it was a free gift, yet asked for $12.95. The employee then received three additional letters requested that the DVD be returned or bought.

“This company targeted someone who knew how to handle questionable business practices and provided my office with plenty of unsolicited information for us to launch a consumer protection investigation,” Bondi said. “We need the public to act as our employee did and contact our office if they are targeted by scammers.”

In addition to the supposedly free DVD, TN Marketing enrolled consumers into a continuity program and sent additional DVDs if consumers paid for the first one, according to Bondi’s office.

The settlement will provide a refund for TN Marketing consumers who paid for the DVDs or certain online subscription programs. TN Marketing will pay $100,000 to Bondi’s office for fees and costs.

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