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Reader wants to know Web sites involved in Rockefeller's marketing scam report


On Sen. Jay Rockefeller's (D-W.Va.) report about aggressive online marketing, reader "sbuck" reminds me to keep up my reader-friendly manners.

"I know you're a tech/biz blog rather than a consumer one, but the most helpful thing you could do is to post the names of the 450 sites that follow these tactics...Surely Rockefeller has such a list?"

Indeed he does. Though not with all 450 sites. Some of them were using those aggressive online marketing practices for such a short time that they weren't listed. But here is a link to exhibits in the report by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation that name nearly 90 of the Web sites involved. (Check out exhibits 3-5 for the list.)

Some companies on the list have issued statements recently saying they have changed their practices, but we can’t vouch for every Web site named by the committee.

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 19, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Consumers  
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