In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196 #38

Submission Number:
38
Commenter:
Elizabeth Fischer
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196
Thank you for stopping the merger of A Place For Mom and Caring.com. While the on line models work for some consumers, a combined corporation of APFM and Caring.com would dominate the industry and force small local companies out of business. I am very concerned about Online Agencies as it relates to Consumer Protection. There are a lot of misleading statements on their websites so consumers don't have the full truth when submitting their name on line. They also don't get full services that are available because they're locked in to an on line company's 'ownership of their name' causing local agencies to not be able to help them. Please look into investigating Consumer Protection Issues of the Online Agencies. Again, most consumers don't know what they're getting into by doing a little research on line. Disclosures must be complete, truthful, non-contradictory and in a font that is legible.