In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196 #55

Submission Number:
55
Commenter:
Peter Bauer
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc., File No. 1710196
Thank you for quashing the merger of A Place For Mom and Caring.com. As follow-up I would urge you to investigate how well (or poorly) online senior referral companies protect the consumer. At least two practices of theirs seem to disadvantage the consumer. The practice by online companies of generating lists of care communities based upon the location of the consumer may not fully inform the consumer or yield the best care for the consumer. Additionally, the practice by online companies of 'owning' a consumer seems to abrogate a consumer's right to choose with whom she/he would like to do business.