Offering Deceptive Incentives or Rewards
Epic Games, Inc. is a major player in the electronic game industry. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that it uses “a predatory scheme” to get more money out of players, particularly minors. The complaint claims that Epic offers players a lower up-front price for participation in one of its games but then entices them to make in-game purchases by making it difficult or impossible for them to win without them.
HMI Industries, Inc., A-1 Allergy Relief, Inc., and TD Bank, NA have settled a class action taking issue with advertising and in-home sales practices. The complaint alleged that HMI created allegedly deception promotional scratch cards that allowed its distributors to gain entry to consumers’ homes to promote their products, such as vacuum cleaners and air filters.
It’s frustrating when you’ve been promised some kind of incentive to sign up for something, only to find out, once you’d spent the money, that the offer was false or limited in some way. The complaint for this class action alleges that First Choice Communications, LLC offered incentives to induce customers to sign up for DirecTV, then gave them a lesser reward.