A class action lawsuit has been filed against Aaron’s Computer claiming that the defendant spied on their own customers rent-to-own computers! The lawsuit claims that secret software was used to track customers photos, takes screen shots, tracks keystrokes, and spied on private communications. The Aaron’s Computer Lawsuit includes all Aaron’s customers who reside in the U.S. and who have purchased, leased, rented or rented to own Aaron’s computers and whose electronic communications and/or images were intercepted, accessed, monitored and/or transmitted by Aaron’s via PC Rental Agent or other devices or software without the customer’s authorization.
The case is entitled Byrd et al. v. Aaron’s, Inc. et al and will most likely include over 50,000 customers. The United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania will oversee the lawsuit. “The Aaron’s defendants’ sales, rental or lease agreements neither seeks permission from nor discloses to RTO [rent-to-own] customers the presence of PC Rental Agent or its ability to monitor and intercept communications and other data from Aaron’s RTO computers.” Aaron’s can be found on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol AAN. The corporate office and be reached at 309 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30305. A complete copy of the Aaron’s Computer Class Action Lawsuit can be found here.