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Why is there an investigation?
Intuit sells financial software and products to individuals and small businesses, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Credit Karma.
On November 3, 2022, the Bear Cave published a report highlighting recent regulatory actions concerning Intuit’s business practices.
One of Intuit’s business divisions is Credit Karma, which offers visitors free recommendations on loans and credit cards. The Bear Cave report noted that, on September 1, 2022, Credit Karma settled claims brought by the FTC alleging that Credit Karma had been “tricking consumers with allegedly false ‘pre-approved’ credit offers.” Among other terms, the September 2022 settlement requires Credit Karma to pay $3 million, and prohibits Credit Karma from deceiving consumers about credit offer approvals.
The Bear Cave report also noted that the FTC has an action pending against Intuit concerning what the FTC claims are “bait-and-switch” ads that allegedly market “free” tax filing services to consumers that in fact charge fees. An evidentiary hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is currently scheduled for March 27, 2023.
Separately, the Bear Cave report noted that, in May 2022, all 50 state attorneys reached a settlement under which Intuit will pay $141 million in restitution to millions of consumers across the nation who were charged for TurboTax tax prep targeting low-income people eligible for free services.
After the Bear Cave report was published, Intuit stock fell 4.39% on November 3, 2022, and 1.59% on November 4, 2022.