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What is the legality for a web site to make credit transactions?

In order for any web site to charge one for services or goods, in this case services, what are they legally required to record and produce? I'm having a little trouble wording my exact question so maybe this will help. The web site in question provides phone service for inmates in correctional facilities and in order for one to receive calls from a loved one in the correctional facility you have to set up an account and attach a phone number to it while loading money for the overpriced service... $5 for 15mins. The company charged me a fee of $5 every time I was to load money on the account which did not show the rate for a call per min and also charged me numerous unknown fees. I could not tell why or how much I was charged which was made worse by their not being a way to track credits and charges to the account. When I contacted customer support they also could not account for the charges and would not refund them, refused to refund my visa purchase, and claims to have no way of producing charges and credits to my account. Their customer service is no help and I'm not sure how to handle the situation. [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 9, 2013 - 4 answers

21st century bureaucracy

Legally binding online forms? (British Columbia) [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Nov 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Is it legal to withdraw online payments without notifying the consumer?

Is it legal for a company to withdraw online payments from my account without notifying me first? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Grant me the Serenity...

I've had a pre-order with a major UK online retailer for a limited run collectable ornament for a couple of months now, but the 'Due for release' date has been pushed back three times now, allegedly down to manufacturer delivery issues. That wouldn't normally be a problem... but the same online retailer has exactly the same item (and it's only made by one manufacturer) listed again elsewhere as 'In Stock' - but at more than a 50% markup (£130 as opposed to the pre-order price of £80). Are they doing anything legally wrong here (in UK law), as opposed to just deeply immoral?
posted by timpollard on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Electronic John Hancock

What's the best way to handle an electronic signature on a website-hosted submission form? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Oct 20, 2011 - 2 answers

But, they just SOUND similar.

What happens when you've purchased a domain that a company wants but you're not sure how to proceed because Or am I totally in the wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I run a fantasy parimutuel?

Under what conditions would online fantasy parimutuel be legal? [more inside]
posted by luke on Feb 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What options are available for a H1B visa holder to earn money?

What are the options available for a H1B visa holder? Is it legal to earn money online? [more inside]
posted by raghuram on Aug 11, 2009 - 3 answers

online legal services

Does anyone know of good guide to online legal services (both paid and free)? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Feb 7, 2008 - 1 answer

What's the best online backup for a lawyer using a Mac?

I've been asked to find the best online backup solution for a small law firm that uses Macs and PCs. Security is obviously an issue. Any personal experience with Corevault, rsync.net, or Amerivault is particularly welcome. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Legal requirements for an adult dating site?

I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

legal info on online forums

my friend started an online forum about bikes and he would like some information so he won't be held responsible legally. [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Oct 9, 2006 - 3 answers

I need my music fix!

Poor student needs music service suggestions. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Aug 4, 2006 - 23 answers

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