Rent-to-Own Business Aaron’s to Pay $28.4M to Settle Privacy Lawsuit
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The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it violated California's consumer protection￼ and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday. Aaron's Inc. overcharged customers￼, omitted important contract disclosures and installed software that could track the keystrokes of people who rented computers and even activate webcams or microphones to record users, according to a complaint filed by Harris’ office. Last year, Aaron's settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission over spyware installed on computers.