Budget Settles With FTC Over Bogus Fuel Fees

Budget Rent-A-Car settled with the FTC over its illegal charge of fuel fees even for customers who returned the car with a full tank of gas. Budget claimed in its advertising and in-store signage that customers would not be charge for fuel if the car came back with its tank full. In reality, Budget would charge customers a $5, $6, or $9.50 fuel fee if they drove fewer than 75 miles and returned with the tank full. The only way to get the fee reversed was to present a gas receipt, a procedure Budget didn’t disclose in advance. Under the terms of the settlement, Budget will have to stop doing this crap.

Budget Rent-A-Car Settles FTC Charges; “Fuel” Fees Levied on Customers Who Returned Rental Cars With a Full Tank [FTC]

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