Snack Subscription Services That Can Leave a Bad Taste
Federal Trade Commission Warns of Snack Subscription Services That Can Leave a Bad Taste
Food delivery services can be a convenience for people with busy lives. Free trial offers and online reviews can help people decide which service they want to use.
But when reviews are deliberately skewed and subscription terms are hidden, that’s not just unhelpful. It’s against the law.
The FTC announced a settlement with UrthBox, Inc., a California-based food delivery service, and its owner, Behnam Behrouzi.
According to the FTC, UrthBox offered customers incentives, including free snack boxes, to post positive reviews online. But the company didn’t clearly tell people that customers who posted those reviews were rewarded.
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