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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.
Webloyalty, Vertrue, and Affinion--under government scrutiny for their controversial marketing practices--are looking for help on Capitol Hill.
Travel site has ended relationship with Affinion, one of the marketing firms accused of misleading consumers into signing up for monthly fees.
Numerous shoppers have traced mystery credit card charges to Webloyalty, Affinion, and Vertrue. Congress will reveal the results at a hearing Tuesday.
commentary After being accused of scamming the public, marketing firm Affinion now wants public money in the form of an IPO.
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.
Tom Rusin of Affinion talks about ID fraud and the way our personal information is bought and sold.
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.
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.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller introduces a bill designed to halt the practice of charging consumers' credit cards without their explicit consent.