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Same Old Scam, Every Month: Credit Card Charges for Purchases You Don't Remember

Date: May 7, 2006
Author: Don Oldenburg
QUOTE: The sales technique is called a "negative-option plan," one of those shady but legal deals in which consumers are automatically charged for services or products until they take action to say they don't want them. The most common consumer complaint -- aside from alleged unauthorized automatic billing -- is the way, critics say, that the marketing companies play loose with the truth to enroll unsuspecting consumers.

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