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United States : FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $7.2 Million to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Buy-One-Get-One-Free Products.

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 218,254 refund checks totaling more than $7.2 million to people who bought products deceptively marketed as buy-one-get-one-free, including Snuggies, the Magic Mesh Door, and other as-seen-on-TV type products. Consumers who bought products marketed by Allstar Marketing Group, LLC will receive checks averaging $33.14.

In March 2015, the FTC alleged that since at least 1999, Allstar used direct marketing TV commercials to sell its products, many of which are familiar to consumers. While the products varied, Allstars pitch often was the samea buy-one-get-one-free offer that did not disclose all the costs. Because the ordering process was confusing, some customers also were charged for more products than they wanted.

The court order settling the FTCs charges barred Allstar from engaging in the allegedly illegal conduct and imposed a monetary judgment of $7.5 million to provide refunds to injured consumers. The New York Office of Attorney General, which filed a parallel action against Allstar, has assisted with the refund planning process.

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