U.S. federal agency offers advice on deceptive ads

DominicanToday.com - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is advising the Consumer Rights Protection Institute (Proconsumidor) in the legal aspect for inspection, market watch and in deceptive advertising in the media.

Proconsumidor director Altagracia Paulino said the assessment emphasizes deceptive ads because Dominican Republic lacks a regulatory law, for which a first draft ready to be submitted to Congress.

The official, in a press conference together with FTC expert Cara Peterson, said while Dominican Republic has the same crimes as in the United States, its laws regulate the sector and penalize the deceptive ads.

Paulino said the FTC is offering scholarships and free training to Proconsumidor personnel so it can confront the problem and financial crimes, and cited as example that her credit card has been cloned twice.

Go back | Date: 13 May 2010
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