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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


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


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


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


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


Web host to return Blogetery's blogs

Web hosting service Burst.net, which terminated Blogetery's service following an FBI terrorist investigation, says it will return data to the blogging platform.

By July 23, 2010


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


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


Visa targets online marketing 'scam'

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.

By April 27, 2010


Classmates.com tied to more dubious marketing tactics

Already implicated in post-transaction marketing practices officials have called a "scam," the site is now accused of duping users into upgrading memberships.

By March 15, 2010