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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 Jan. 8, 2010

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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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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 Jun. 16, 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 Oct. 20, 2011

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Another e-tailer named in probe changes course

VistaPrint, an online printing company, says it is no longer connected to Affinion, one of three marketing companies accused of duping consumers into paying monthly fees.

By Dec. 1, 2009

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Senate to disclose findings in Web 'mystery charge' probe

Numerous shoppers have traced mystery credit card charges to Webloyalty, Affinion, and Vertrue. Congress will reveal the results at a hearing Tuesday.

By Nov. 16, 2009

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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

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Feds: Top e-tailers profit from billion-dollar Web scam

An investigation by a Senate subcommittee says millions of Americans were "tricked" into signing up for online membership clubs and were betrayed by many Web retailers.

By Nov. 17, 2009

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E-tailers snagged in marketing 'scam' blame customers

Priceline, Classmates.com, and Orbitz say customers should read the fine print before complaining about being charged recurring monthly fees to join loyalty programs they didn't want.

By Nov. 23, 2009

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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 Dec. 20, 2010