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Federal Trade Commission Explores Rule Cracking Down on Junk Fees

Agency seeks comment on harms from unnecessary, unavoidable, or surprise charges that inflate costs while adding little to no value

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is exploring a rule to crack down on junk fees proliferating throughout the economy. Junk fees are unnecessary, unavoidable, or surprise charges that inflate costs while adding little to no value. Consumers can get hit with junk fees at any stage of the purchase or payment process.

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