I signed up for a "trial" on a website that said it was 1.00 for 2 days. If the account was not canceled before the 2 days expired the account would bill at 39.95 thereafter. I signed up but after waiting for confirmation it gave me some sort of error message. When I tried again I got the same message, then I just quit. Not long after my e-mail had 4 different messages in it saying an account was activated. The next day I could not use my bank card. When I called the bank they said they froze the card because of some questionable transactions and wanted to speak with me about them. There was a total of 4 transactions, one at 1.00, another at .01, one at 39.95, and another at 39.97. The two 39.00 purchases had not gone through yet, they were just pending. I was told by my bank that I needed to do a few things to get the money back, and that the two 39.00 purchases may or may not go through at that amount. The bank guy told me to wait a few days and see. Today I checked my account online and lo and behold a few days ago the two 39.xx purchases went though. I canceled the account(s) approximately 24 hours after I opened them, well ahead of the 2 days they say you have before your account re-bills. One of the transactions was through bestsupportnow.com and when I called them the bitch said they only had record of the 1.00 and a cancellation, no 39.xx purchas despite the fact that right in front of me on my online banking it says their name with the 39.95 purchase. She gave me some excuse about how I have to contact the website, yeah, how, I searched hi and low and can't find out how. I ended up just shouting "fuck you" into the phone and hanging up. Anyway the 39.97 charge says it was from some "CRO Group" which I can't really find anything on. I am pretty sure I can get my money back from my bank, but is there something I'm missing? I'm pretty upset, this is shady. Lesson learned, don't try to pay for something you can probably find for free.
Oh yeah, and I'm also getting an averageof 4-6 porn/spam e-mails from similar web addresses that I did NOT get beforehand. Sheesh!