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DIRECTV settlement

December 17, 2010 • Local News

The Consumer Protection Division with Attorney General Gary King’s office announced Wednesday that New Mexico is among 49 states and the District of Columbia named in a $13.25 million settlement with satellite giant DIRECTV over deceptive advertising allegations. New Mexico will be allotted $185,000.

Since Jan. 1, 2007, the attorney general’s office CPD has received 262 complaints. According to a statement released by the attorney general’s office, common complaints include “service price is two to three times higher than advertised price; monthly credits have to be accessed online in order for consumers to receive discounts of any kind; consumers in rural New Mexico claim they are unable to get Login to read more

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