is this legal
March 10, 2012 8:22 PM Subscribe
Unauthorized credit card charges, how did they get my credit card number?
posted by wandering_not_lost to Law & Government (10 answers total)
About a year ago traded in some airline miles for magazines using the MagsForMiles program. Now I just got charged $250 by a company I never dealt with called newsubmagazine.com for a renewal charge on one of my credit cards. I never used a credit card for travel on that airline, it is all done via purchase order. I never gave the credit card number to the magazines, MagsForMiles, or newsubmagazine. Is it legal for a company to charge a credit card in this way?
I called newsubmagazine and they said that they would refund the money. I truly do not trust the company at all. If you do a search on this company, there are many complaints.
I called the credit card company and told them to cancel the card and that the charges were unauthorized. The said they would check with the vendor.
newsubmagazine is in Columbia.
So, what kind of scam is this? How did they get my credit card number? Will they just charge another credit card? Is there an agency I can complain to? When I had unauthorized telephone charges I was able to report the company to the FCC, is there a similar agency for this kind of problem?