South Dakota door-to-door meat retailer to pay $30K in fines for deceptive trade practices
Rancher’s Pride, a meat seller in Sioux Falls, S.D. will pay the state of Iowa $30,000 for deceptive trade practices. According to the Argus Leader, the company’s agents sell products door-to-door throughout the Midwest and were found to have violated Iowa’s Door-to-Door sales act.
According to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller,the company’s sales team didn’t tell buyers about their right to cancel their order and engaged in what Miller’s office described as “deceptive trade practices.” The company has agreed to comply voluntarily with the Iowa act, to be up-front about costs and fees, and to respond to customer complaints within 10 days in the future.
“We received a number of complaints, and looking into them, we had a number of concerns about their practices,” said Geoff Greenwood, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s office.
The fine payment will go into Iowa’s consumer education and litigation fund.