FYE’s Free VIP Memberships and Magazine Subscriptions
Allegations: Failing to adequately disclose material terms of subscriptions
June 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-11304, D. MA.)
May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trans World Entertainment Corp. for allegedly offering customers at FYE stores a free membership rewards card and free magazines without adequately disclosing that customers who sign up for the free trials will be automatically enrolled in monthly subscriptions resulting in customers being charged without their consent. (Rovinelli et al v. Trans World Entertainment Corp., Case No. 1979CV00331, Massachusetts State Court)
Rina Raphael, Los Angeles Times
Organization reportedly shared information with tech companies for marketing purposes.
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