In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196 #42

Submission Number:
42
Commenter:
Charles Picard
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196
I would like to thank the FTC for its role in preventing a merger between A Place For Mom and Caring.com. These are the two largest digital senior placement companies in the country, and their union would consolidate too much market influence. I am concerned about the deceptive practices these companies employ in preventing their clients from seeking any assistance from placement companies other than theirs after initial contact. Clients are prevented from using other placement companies, even if they are dissatisfied with the services of A Place For Mom or Caring.com. I would encourage you to continue investigating the practices of these companies from a "consumer protection" perspective.