FTC Fines DirecTV

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NEW YORK Satellite television provider DirecTV has been hit with a $5.3 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission for violating the FTC’s “Do Not Call” telemarketing regulations. This is the largest civil penalty the FTC has ever disclosed in a case enforcing any consumer protection law.

The complaint names as defendants DirecTV, five firms that telemarketed on its behalf, and six principals of those telemarketing firms.

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