A Florida company previously sanctioned for bilking consumers out of millions in a telemarketing scheme is in trouble again, this time for an allegedly deceptive payday loan deal, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Suntasia Marketing Inc. tricked consumers into giving up their bank account information by pretending it was needed for an online loan application, the FTC said last week. The company allegedly used the bank information to enroll consumers in an online mall membership.
A Florida judge imposed a $14.75 million judgment for violating a 2008 order that barred the company from making misrepresentations to consumers. At the time the company defrauded consumers by charging their bank accounts for travel clubs they did not sign up for.