Yahoo Complaint - Yahoo charged me without authorization and won't give my money back
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- I subscribed to Yahoo Mail Plus over a year ago. It was renewed without my consent in January of 2006. I don't remember any notice from them. It's possible that it was lost in the assortment of spam that Yahoo unfortunately sends it's consumers, but I believe that I would have been alert to this.
I have emailed Yahoo's billing department a number of times to try to get them to reverse the charges. I've let them know that I'm going to contest them with the credit card company. Their activities look like obstruction and delaying tactics. I was asked for a lot of identifying info and then told that my "Yahoo Personal" had been closed. I was told that I could cancel for a pro-rated refund. I happen to believe that companies that STEAL, and that is what they have done, don't deserve to keep part of my money and I am going for a full refund.
This is a lot like what other supposedly legitimate companies are doing, charging people's credit cards for unwanted subscriptions or renewals and making it hard for people to get this reversed. Time, AOL, Verizon, and other legitimate companies are doing this this. In fact, Time was just sued by an Attorney General for this behavior. It's sad. I don't trust Yahoo now and will not be buying anything from them in the future.
I found the name and mailing address of Yahoo's CEO for those who want it. (From the company profile at Yahoo Financial) The phone and fax numbers would be the main ones at corporate headquarters rather than those of the CEO himself.
Mailing Address for the CEO of Yahoo
Chairman & CEO
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089