SD Joins Settlement with Marketing Company

Exchange of Money


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state will get at least $250,000 as its share of a settlement reached by 47 states and the District of Columbia with a marketing company.

Jackley says Affinion and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and membership programs.

Jackley says $150,000 of South Dakota’s proceeds from the settlement will go to a state program that will help crime victims get information about the status of those who hurt them.

South Dakota consumers who were hurt by Affinion’s marketing practices also can get refunds. They can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.

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