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Lawsuit alleges Aaron’s was spying on customers’ computers

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Customers of one rent-to-own company may have been getting much more than they bargained for. Aaron's stores are accused of keeping an eye on customers are little too closely.

In a new lawsuit, the company is accused of having 185,000 e-mails containing personal and sensitive information. Those e-mails were sent secretly from computers people had rented from the store, and they were allegedly sent to the company's corporate computers.

Aaron's is now facing a huge class action lawsuit. It alleges the company installed spyware software on computers it leased.

According to the filings, that spyware secretly sent those e-mails back to the company. Some of them even contained naked pictures and other personal information.

The lawsuit says it was all secretly snapped by the computers' webcams. It isn't the first time the company has faced accusations like this.

There was a settlement last year where a couple sued Aaron's and the company that makes the spyware.

The couple claimed dozens of franchises were using the spyware. Company officials are denying the accusations, and it says it will take the fight to court.

The stores the computers came from have not been released.

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