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Website teaches young shoppers to read the fine print

By Steve Rosen, Tribune Content Agency, Chicago Tribune
June 30, 2015

Gerry Barker calls it the biggest lie on the Internet.

That's what routinely occurs when you blindly click "accept" to an online retailer's terms and conditions of service without actually reading the fine print before making a purchase.

Not only are you fudging over the daunting details, but failing to read and understand them can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

That's where Barker comes in.

The marketing company owner from Cheshire, Conn., has launched a website called TermSafe. It's aimed at encouraging consumers to take time to read the terms of service agreements that we're prompted to pay attention to before making a purchase order and checking out.

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