Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
PeoplePC, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Windstream
Penalty: 
$100,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
August 23, 2002
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

PeoplePC, Inc., a San Francisco, California-based seller of personal computers, computer peripherals, software, and Internet service, agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it failed to tell thousands of consumers in advance that their deliveries would be delayed, provide them with an opportunity to cancel or consent to the delay, or send them cancellation refunds within the time-frame required.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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