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I'm sending this out to all my friends on LiveJournal: If you buy things online and most of us do, do yourself a favor and pay for your shipping. I was helping my mom sort out some strange charges on her debit card and realized that when my mom had ordered some things from a clothing catalog and was offered free shipping, which she was glad to use. Now we've found out that by using that Free shipping code, Mom had signed up for also signed her up something she didn't know she was signing up for. Mom's had to cancel her current debit/credit card and she's talking about going back to writing checks when purchasing things from that particular merchant.

I personally have never had a problem with this happening, but I thought I should warn people so this doesn't happen to them.

Update: Well, my mom called the merchant in question and found out that it wasn't a shipping code, it was something worse. It seems that a message kept popping up for her to sign up for a program and wouldn't let her finish her order until she said yes, which is extortion if you ask me. Anyway, it's all straightened out but I don't think Mom will be dealing with that particular company anymore.

Paige

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Date: 2012-02-13 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladygreytowers.livejournal.com
Thanks for the heads up! I have never had it happen either, but I will be checking and I will have my Mom check as well. Have a good week. Cin

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Date: 2012-02-13 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kate-mct.livejournal.com
I've never had it happen either, but when my mom found out, she was TICKED. She wasn't the only one, I'd read a couple of complaints of very angry people who'd had this happen to them.

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