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12 months ago, on the advice of a network guy that I no longer use, I signed up for AWS "Free tier" to explore using them as a Cloud provider. After 3 months or so, we decided to go in another direction, and tried to cancel the subscription. It has been impossible to do. Today I got an email saying that the 12 month "trial" was over and they would start charging my credit card at higher rates.
Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how to get them to cancel my account and get them to stop billing us?
My next step is to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. I would be grateful for any suggestions.
I will never do business with Amazon ever again at any level.
another option is call [and if you have it using the on-line secure email] your bank and report your credit card details stolen [on line] so stop all payments. They should have a 24 hour service for this so effective immediately (in case they attempt to charge you over the weekend.)
Means you might be without a cc for a few days till replacement arranged (ask for a new number), but the bank is required to honour your request.
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I'm guessing that they were just warning you that the trial period was over to make sure if you have instances running that you know you'll be charged now.
I think they are trying to insure that you do not get charged.
I remember this all being very confusing too. I thought I was going to be charged also even though the account wasn't really doing anything.
However, it may be somewhat impossible to delete your entire account. I understand that may pose a problem.
But, you should be able to go to your AWS dashboard and check if you have instances running.
Here's a snapshot of mine where I have no instances running and so I don't get charged. I start the instances when I want to run something. http://raddev.us/images/cp/awsdashboard.png[^]
aws dashboard is : aws.amazon.com
Of course setup can be different so please look closely and examine your billing to see what you might be charged for.
Do you have a Bank of America credit card? If so: They offer a useful service called ShopSafe. Basically you can create a temporary virtual card with a unique number and security code. You pick the expiry date and maximum credit amount. You can delete card at any time. The card is linked to your real card, until you cancel it.
If you are dealing with a company that may cause difficulties of the kind you are experiencing, pay them with your virtual card. If they refuse to cancel your subscription, just cancel the virtual card.
There is no limit as to the number of virtual cards you create and the service is free.
That is super cool! I have always thought that banks and credit card / debit cards should have just such a feature and i've always wondered why they don't all offer that.
It totally makes sense. Especially for online shopping etc.
It's actually ridiculous that all credit / debit cards don't provide this ability.
Yes. The main purpose is that it covers you, in case there are fraudulent transactions on-line. Yes, the bank will cover any losses, but you are able to destroy the card without affecting your real card. No inconvenience waiting for a replacement card. And no need to notify merchants of the new card number.