Senators Push FTC to Investigate Online "Lead Generators"

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A group of Democratic senators is requesting that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) investigate third-party online marketing companies – so-called “lead generators” – used by private-sector schools.

The FTC is “well positioned to protect consumers from deceptive practices used by lead generators,” Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) wrote in a two-page letter sent Friday, September 21, 2012 to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz.

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Topics:  Advertising, FTC, Lead Generators

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