Sen. John Rockefeller is celebrating a legislative victory that promises to put an end to a shady ploy that resulted in a handful of Web firms grabbing more than $1 billion from consumers, who were found often not to know what they were being billed for.
The House has passed Rockefeller’s Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, legislation that would set new restrictions on so-called “post-transaction” marketers and their ecommerce partners, sending the measure to the president’s desk for signing. The bill would require companies to provide consumers with accessible descriptions of the services they offer and obtain express and informed consent before enrolling people in fee-based programs. ECommerce Guide has the story.
The House of Representatives has approved legislation that aims to stamp out an ecommerce scam that a handful of marketing firms allegedly used to bilk consumers out of more than a billion dollars, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk for signing.
The Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.V.) in May and passed by the Senate in November, easily cleared the House by a voice vote on Wednesday.