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Affinion Group, Inc.

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Phone: (203) 956-1000 Fax: (203) 956-8789 View Additional Phone Numbers 6 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT 06905 View Additional Web Addresses

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Affinion Group, Inc. offers membership, insurance and loyalty products through automatic renewal subscription programs including credit monitoring and identity theft resolution services, as well as online discount programs for retail merchandise, travel, automotive and home improvement.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Affinion Group, Inc. include:

  • Government action(s) against business

Factors that raised the rating for Affinion Group, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1207 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1207 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 288 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 109
Billing/Collection Issues 668
Delivery Issues 19
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 4
Problems with Product/Service 407
Total Closed Complaints 1207

Additional Complaint Information

BBB files indicate that this business has a pattern of complaints concerning automatically renewed memberships.  Affinion Group, Inc. markets its services on a one month trial basis. If the customer does not cancel his/her membership by calling a toll-free number prior to the end of the trial period, the business automatically renews the membership and charges, depending upon the program, a monthly or annual fee to the customer's credit card. The membership is automatically renewed on a monthly or yearly basis unless canceled by the customer.  If consumers do not wish to renew their membership, they should make note of the end of the trial period and call prior to it.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Affinion Group, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 17, 2005 Business started: 01/01/1973 Business started locally: 01/01/1973 Business incorporated: 03/31/2009 in DE
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Insurance, State of CT Dept. of
153 Market St, Hartford CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 297-3900

Motor Vehicle, State of CT Dept. of
60 State St, Wethersfield CT 06109
Phone Number: (860) 263-5055

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Todd Siegal, CEO Mr. Jason Anderson, Customer Relations Mr. Andrew Charwat, Sr. VP Mr. Rick Fernandes, Co-President/Affinion & CEO/Global Retail Solution Mr. Mark Gibbens, CFO Mr. Bill Graham, EVP, CMO Ms. Trisha Hoffman, Manager Customer Relations Ms. Sloane Levy, Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary Mr. Nathaniel Lipman, Executive Chairman Mr. Fred Rodriguez, Executive VP Mr. Steve Upshaw, CEO Affinion North America, COO Affinion Group
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Ms. Trisha Hoffman, Manager Customer Relations
Principal: Mr. Todd Siegal, CEO
Business Category

Buying Clubs & Group Purchasing Service Marketing Consultants

Alternate Business Names
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Business Management

On January 14, 2011, Affinion, Group, Inc. acquired, Inc. making an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Affinion Group, Inc.

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