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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Misleading Financing and Service Offers

Dell and its Dell Financial Services subsidiary agreed to a legal settlement with 34 states that claimed the company made misleading financing and service offers to computer buyers. The states claimed consumers never received promised rebates, faced unacceptable obstacles obtaining warranty service, and were hit with high interest rates and fees despite being promised zero-percent financing.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
1/12/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Dell, Inc. $3,350,000
Further Information Released
Connecticut AG Press Release 1/29/2009
Settlement Agreement 1/29/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database