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RTO Assholes Aarons Spies on Customers

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Arstechnica reports that rent-to-own company Aarons is using software on computers it rents out to spy on it’s customers. They are using key loggers (which would give them access to usernames and passwords, as well as credit card and other account numbers), and actually turning on webcams to capture pictures and video. WTF?

Built-in webcams are becoming more and more common in computers these days, and in turn, they are becoming more and more of a liability. A Wyoming couple is now accusing national rent-to-own chain Aaron’s Inc. of spying on them at home using their rented computer’s webcam without their knowledge. Aaron’s also allegedly used a keylogger and took regular screenshots of the couple’s activities on the machine, leading the couple to file a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

via PC rental store accused of using webcams, keyloggers on customers.


Written by aorick

May 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Posted in Evil Companies, WTF!?