After promising to start enforcing the rules they set for advertising practices, the Federal Trade Commission has been quiet for several months. Does this mean that another sweep is in the works?
Back in January, ten dealerships settled with the FTC over deceptive advertising. The offenses ranged from zero-down leases that didn’t mention leasing fees to low advertised prices that were only achievable with every incentive possible applied to them. It would take someone who was a veteran, a student, a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and yet somehow still employed by a specific company to even get close to cashing in on all of the incentives in the ads.