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Congress demands info from Web loyalty firm

Vertrue, one of three companies accused of misleading consumers into signing up for recurring fees, gets a subpoena from a Senate committee.

By Jul. 29, 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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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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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-tail Scrooges and how one woman defeated them

This is no "It's a Wonderful Life," but the thousands stung by Web marketing practices now under government scrutiny may find it a feel-good story anyway.

By Dec. 29, 2009

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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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This holiday, who's looking out for online shoppers?

A long-running marketing ploy now under federal investigation has raised questions about why it was allowed to go on for nearly a decade.

By Nov. 25, 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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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