FTC Extends Public Comment Period on ‘Junk Fees’ Rule

By Staff Writer December 28, 2023 415

Federal Trade Commission has extended the public comment period for 30 days on a proposed rule to prohibit so-called junk fees

On Oct. 11, 2023, the FTC announced it was seeking public comments on a new proposed rule to prohibit junk fees, which are hidden and bogus fees that can harm consumers and undercut honest businesses. The FTC has estimated that these fees can cost consumers tens of billions of dollars per year in unexpected costs. The public comment period originally was set to expire on Jan. 8, 2024.

Because the existing deadline falls immediately after the holiday season, the Commission has extended the public comment period for 30 days, until Feb. 7, 2024. Information about how to submit comments can be found in the Federal Register notice announcing the extension.

The Commission vote approving the extension of the public comment period was 3-0.

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