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Affinion

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Affinion stops buying credit-card info from e-tailers

In a victory for consumers and a Senate committee, one of the marketers accused of duping Web shoppers into joining paid programs drops much-criticized practices.

By January 8, 2010

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Beware of Orbitz and 'deceptive' practices

The travel site was fined $60,000 for tucking advertising charges into fine print. This is the second time in the past two years that Orbitz has been called out for "deceptive" practices and trying to dupe consumers.

By October 20, 2011

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Sony gives free £100,000 insurance to PSN users, but only if you're over 18

Sony is offering free identity theft protection to everyone caught up in the PlayStation Network hack here in the UK, and more details have been revealed of how Fraud Protect will work.

By May 19, 2011

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Sony offers free identity theft protection for UK PlayStation gamers

Sony has finally revealed details of the identity protection service it's offering gamers in the UK and Europe.

By May 18, 2011

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Mr. President, please protect Web shoppers

For years, Web retailers teamed with unscrupulous marketers to dupe consumers into enrolling in dubious marketing programs. The president is expected to sign a bill outlawing the practice.

By December 20, 2010

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Congress moves to outlaw 'mystery charges' for Web shoppers

Senate passes bill this week that tries to close door on unscrupulous Web retailers and marketers who charged credit cards without the expressed say-so from cardholders.

By December 3, 2010

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Shame on Vitaly Borker, three cheers for Amazon

A newspaper profile of an online merchant with a record of treating customers badly illustrated how scary online shopping still is. But the rogue retailer knew not to mess with Amazon.

By December 1, 2010

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Visa, Mastercard fail Web shoppers again

A Web merchant with an outrageous record of mistreating customers and the inability of Visa or Mastercard to stop him are exposed by The New York Times.

By November 29, 2010

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If you care about Web, ignore this IPO

commentary After being accused of scamming the public, marketing firm Affinion now wants public money in the form of an IPO.

By June 16, 2010

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Senate committee: Look out, 'scam marketers'

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller introduces a bill designed to halt the practice of charging consumers' credit cards without their explicit consent.

By May 19, 2010