The scam that angers view­ers the most

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prod­ucts on the In­ter­net us­ing blogs, web­sites, ar­ti­cles, and ban­ners. While af­fil­i­ate mar­ket­ing is used le­git­i­mately, and eth­i­cally, for all kinds of In­ter­net ad­ver­tis­ing for big cor­po­ra­tions, some af­fil­i­ate mar­ket­ing prac­tices of­ten rely on de­cep­tive and mis­lead­ing prac­tices.

These af­fil­i­ate mar­keters of­ten cre­ate fake news ar­ti­cles that use well-known celebrity names or phoney pop-up sur­veys that ap­pear to come from trusted sources such as Costco, Air Canada and Rogers.

In these kinds of sub­scrip­tion traps, both the mer­chant and the af­fil­i­ate mar­keter could be held re­spon­si­ble; the mer­chant for hid­ing the charges and the af­fil­i­ate mar­keter for cre­at­ing mis­lead­ing ad­ver­tis­ing.

Mar­ket­place tracks down a Cana­dian mer­chant and re­veals how you can avoid get­ting tricked tonight at 8 p.m. (8:30 in NL) on CBC. Ma­jor first for Prince Charles. For the first time in 65 years, Prince Charles is pinch-hit­ting for Queen El­iz­a­beth for British Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vices and lay­ing a wreath at the Ceno­taph. The Queen and the Duke of Ed­in­burgh will watch ser­vices from a nearby bal­cony.


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