Status and Updates
August 2017: DealDash indicates on its “Winners” webpage the estimated total cost (including the cost of bidding) of products “won,” assuming the bids used to obtain the products each cost 20 cents. This added information is presented in small gray font beneath the deceptive “Sold for” price, which is in larger, bold, black font, and refers to an assumed cost of bids that is not the regular price.
June 5, 2017: After seeing no noticeable changes to DealDash’s marketing campaign or business operations, TINA.org sends complaint letters to the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia urging each of the agencies to take action.
TINA.org also notifies the BBB, which gave DealDash an A+ rating, of the company’s deceptive and illegal marketing and business practices. Later that same day, the BBB changes its rating of the company to “NR” (No Rating).
May 25, 2017: TINA.org sends warning letter to DealDash notifying it of TINA.org’s findings, and asking that it remedy the deceptive and illegal practices immediately.