29 Jul '16, 5pm

Sign up for a race? Check your card for this charge.

Sign up for a race? Check your card for this charge.

But the next month, she saw a second charge from the Active Network on her credit card. In her haste to complete the registration process, Ziliak had inadvertently signed up for a membership program called Active Advantage. After a 30-day free trial, the card she used to register for the race was charged $69.95 for the program, which promises rebates, savings, and waived processing fees. Active Network officials say they created the program to inspire active lifestyles and that customers must “affirmatively agree” to join it. But Ziliak and many others say they never intended to sign up and feel they were tricked into doing so. Ziliak describes herself as relatively tech-savvy; she has a Ph.D. in computational mathematics. Just last month, Active Network agreed to pay at least $1 million to California customers who’d joined the program since 2013, along with an additional ...

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