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Satellite TV companies to pay Iowa $52,000 for consumer fraud violations

Attorney General investigations result in sales restrictions for three out-of-state sellers


December 20, 2018

DES MOINES -- When shopping for satellite TV providers, consumers need a finely tuned antenna to avoid bad deals.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has settled with three satellite TV companies this fall after accusing the companies of violating the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act. The settlements resulted in a total of $52,000 for the state Consumer Education and Litigation Fund, as well as refunds for consumers and restrictions on future sales.

First Choice Communications, a DIRECTV retailer based in Mesa, Ariz., agreed to a consent judgment signed Nov. 28 by Polk County District Judge David M...

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