Ohio Attorney General, Mark Dunn, is suing Citibank-affiliated credit card marketers for violating Ohio’s consumer protection laws during a “Free Burrito” event at Ohio State University.
Fliers pasted around Ohio State’s campus offered students a “free burrito” for showing their Ohio State ID at the restaurant. The fliers made no mention that filling out a credit card application was required. Ohio is arguing that this violates the definition of “free” in Ohio’s consumer protection laws because the terms of the offer were not disclosed on the fliers.
Similar fliers were posted luring students to Potbelly Sandwich Works. Delicious, but deceptive.
State Of Ohio vs. Campus Dimensions, INC. (PDF) [State of Ohio]
Editorial: Citibank’s credit card come-on proves there’s no such thing as a free lunch [The Plain Dealer]