Already implicated in post-transaction marketing practices officials have called a "scam," the site is now accused of duping users into upgrading memberships.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller introduces a bill designed to halt the practice of charging consumers' credit cards without their explicit consent.
Automotive News reports on various European automakers' plans for selling small, economical luxury cars in the U.S.
Congress wanted credit card companies to do more to protect consumers from mysterious charges. Visa creates system to help ensure people know what they're buying.
Travel site has ended relationship with Affinion, one of the marketing firms accused of misleading consumers into signing up for monthly fees.
State officials follow up on federal probe of "misleading" marketing practices by Orbitz, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.
Webloyalty, Vertrue, and Affinion--under government scrutiny for their controversial marketing practices--are looking for help on Capitol Hill.
Consumers hold "Web loyalty" companies responsible for mysterious charges on their credit card statements, but prominent e-tailers are still doing business with them.
The company's invasions of privacy may be even more serious than first reported. As the Beacon controversy continues to evolve, consumers must fight for their privacy.
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.