Hot On the Press: Legal Pretexting. The FTC’s regulator talks about the uses of pretext to gain information. Read about it. Joel Winston (I’m not sure what position or authority he has at the FTC.) tosses out this little tidbit:
It is not our priority to be challenging the functions of a PI that are conceivably deceptive during a one on one transaction with someone, as opposed to looking at some broad practices that might cause harm to numerous individuals.