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Offline Bugbatter

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“Negative Option” Deceptive Online Selling Now Illegal
« on: December 16, 2010, 05:35:50 pm »
Congress has passed the “Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act” to combat deceptive online sales tactics that keep charging consumers for goods and services until they cancel their membership.  In so-called “negative option” plans, the seller interprets the consumer’s silence or failure to reject goods or to
cancel the sales agreement, as acceptance of the offer.

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Re: “Negative Option” Deceptive Online Selling Now Illegal
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 09:31:00 pm »
But like all other laws, this is only enforceable on companies based here in the US. Any company based in another country does not have to abide by that rule.

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