3 valuable tips to avoid annoying recurring charge scams

Ever look at your bank statement and discover a membership or subscription you didn't know you had? CreditCards.com’s Matt Schulz says their research shows it's a common problem. He’s sharing three valuable tips to avoid these charges with Jimmy Rhoades.

1.  Read the User Agreement

Nobody wants to take the time to read the fine print in these contracts so search those contracts for terms like "renewal."

2.  Keep Free Trials Free

A free trial can absolutely be a free trial if you handle your business correctly. Set yourself a reminder on your calendar for a few days before the subscription is supposed to run out. That way you'll be able to cancel that membership a few days before so you won't end up getting stuck with that cost.

3.  Be the Squeaky Wheel

The truth is that sometimes you won't get the money back, but be the squeaky wheel and keep asking for that rebate. If you don't ultimately get satisfaction it may end up requiring a lawyer.

Share your money-saving secrets with us on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments
WVUA 23
Birmingham, AL
WKRG/WFNA
Mobile, AL
KNXV - ABC
Phoenix, AZ
KWBA - CW
Tucson, AZ
KLRT/KASN
Little Rock, AK
KERO - ABC
Bakersfield, CA
KGTV - ABC
San Diego, CA
KWHS-TV
Colorade Springs, CO
KMGH - ABC
Denver, CO
WFTS - ABC
Tampa, FL
WFTX
Ft. Myers, FL
WPTV
West Palm Beach, FL
WALB - NBC
Albany, GA
WXIA/WATL
Atlanta, GA
KFVE - MyNet
Honolulu, HI
WCIA/WCIX
Champaign, IL
WCIA/WCUU
Chicago, IL
WRTV - ABC
Indianapolis, IN
WFIE - NBC
Evansville, IN
WISE - NBC
Fort Wayne, IN
WHME
South Bend, IN
KLJB
Davenport, IA
WBNA
Louisville, KY
KFVS/WQWQ
Paducah, KY
WHNO
New Orleans, LA
KMSS
Shreveport, LA
WMAR - ABC
Baltimore, MD
WXYZ - ABC
Detroit, MI
WSYM - FOX
Lansing, MI
KMCI - IND
Kansas City, MO
KMTV - CBS
Omaha, NE
KTNV - ABC
Las Vegas, NV
WKBW - ABC
Buffalo, NY
WHAM
Rochester, NY
WCPO - ABC
Cincinnati, OH
WEWS - ABC
Cleveland, OH
KJRH - NBC
Tulsa, OK
WYOU
Wilkes-Barre, PA
KTTW
Sioux Falls, SD
KPEJ
Odessa/Midland, TX
KCWX - MyNet
San Antonio, TX
KLTV - CW
Tyler, TX
WSKY
Norfolk, VA
KING/KONG - IND
Seattle, WA
WGBA - NBC
Green Bay-Appleton, WI
WTMJ - NBC
Milwaukee, WI