Former MoviePass Execs Settle FTC Allegations Of Deceptive Practices, Failure To Protect …

MoviePass has been lifeless for practically two years. However the execs behind ill-fated firm have solely simply reached a settlement with the Federal Commerce Fee over costs that they misled prospects and likewise didn't take affordable steps to guard consumer information.

The principal executives of MoviePass — the theater-subscription firm that shut down in September 2019 — reached a settlement with the FTC over the allegations, the company introduced Monday.

Below the proposed settlement with the FTC, MoviePass, Helios and Matheson Analytics, Mitch Lowe (former MoviePass CEO) and Ted Farnsworth (former Helios and Matheson CEO), shall be “barred from misrepresenting their enterprise and information safety practices,” in accordance with the company. As well as, any companies managed by MoviePass, Helios or Lowe should “implement complete info safety applications.”


MoviePass in September 2019 notified remaining subscribers that it would be shutting down indefinitely, saying on the time that its “efforts to recapitalize MoviePass haven't been profitable thus far.” In January 2020, MoviePass guardian Helios and Matheson Analytics filed for Chapter 7 liquidation, after sustaining large monetary losses.

In its grievance, the FTC alleged that MoviePass — together with Lowe and Farnsworth — deceptively marketed its “one film per day” service promised to subscribers who paid for the $9.95 month-to-month service.

The FTC alleged that MoviePass used three techniques to stop subscribers from utilizing the service as marketed.

First, in accordance with the FTC,

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