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Consumer Reports letter to the FTC calling for a ban on costly junk fees

Consumer Reports letter to the Federal Trade Commission with more than 41,000 petition signatures  calling on the agency to prohibit companies from charging hidden fees that hike up the cost of products and services for consumers. The FTC is collecting public comments about the rise of unexpected fees for everything from event tickets and hotels to banking and internet services as it considers taking action to address the increasingly common industry practice.