When Automatic Payments Won't Stop

Here’s what you need to do when a vendor won’t stop billing your bank account automatically after you ask them to quit it.

First – contact the merchant to tell them to stop billing you.

No means no – After you tell them a recurring charge isn’t valid, the bank has to block all future payments. If they tell you only the merchant can do it, they’re wrong.

You have 60 days …After receiving a statement to contest an automatic payment and get it refunded

Don’t stop till the body rock – if you’re getting static from a low-level employee, escalate escalate escalate.

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