DISH Network will pay $125,000 to the State of Vermont to resolve a complaint about a letter sent to some subscribers that including wording the State considered unfair and deceptive. The State says that, in July 2010, the satellite television provider sent 310 letters to Vermont consumers that included phrases such as “Urgent Action Required” and “Please read immediately to avoid service interruption.” The letter went on to claim that “replacement” of consumer equipment was “necessary” and “free.”
In settling with the State of Vermont, DISH admitted no immediate equipment upgrade was necessary. According to Attorney General William Sorrell, under Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Act, words like “urgent,” “immediately,” “necessary” and “free” have significant meanings. General Sorrell says using such language to trigger unnecessary action won’t be tolerated by his state.
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