Ohio will receive $450,000 of a $30 million settlement in a dispute with a discount-club marketer.

October 11, 2013

Ohio will receive $450,000 of a $30 million settlement in a dispute with a discount-club marketer.

Ohio, along with 46 other states and the District of Columbia, announced yesterday the settlement with Connecticut-based Affinion and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant and Webloyalty, to settle allegations that they misled consumers into enrolling in discount clubs and memberships. More than $19 million in consumer refunds will be available as a result of the settlement.

Ohio consumers were encouraged by state officials to check their credit-card and bank-account statements for the names of Affinion's membership programs.

People who think they were improperly charged by one of those companies are advised to file at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov or call 1-800-282-0515.