Be Careful With Automatic Bill Pay
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There has been a recent rise in the popularity of using automatic bill
payments. Although the system is convenient for FACSs, automatic bill payments
can sometimes be difficult to stop.
Some companies are notorious for making it difficult to cancel automatically
billed products and services. To end the service it is recommended to notify
billing companies in writing via certified mail and request a returned receipt.
In the letter it is important to include the account number, the amount
charged, how often the amount is charged, and state clearly that you want the
service stopped immediately. Also send a return receipt letter to your credit
card company stating that you have contacted the billing company in writing and
ordered them to stop billing your credit card.
If the letters do not successfully solve the problem, the next step is to
contact the Attorney General’s office in your state. The last resort is to
contact is to contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Go to www.ftc.gov to fill out a complaint
Source: Terminating Automatic Bills by The Dollar Stretcher by Gary