Subscription Services - Protect Your Money
DirecTV, DISH, Verizon, Sprint, etc.
NEVER give your checking account information to any subscription based company. This includes DirecTV, DISH, Verizon, Sprint and other cell phone companies.
Once you have given this information to any of these companies they will retain it forever. They will not remove it. They will withdraw money at any time they feel you owe them anything.
Also be aware if you ever help someone else by paying their bill using your checking account or credit card information they will retain that information as well. If they want money at some time in the future they will use your account again.
The only way to stop this type of money hemorrhaging is to close the checking account and change banks. Some banks, not all, will connect any future ACH transactions from the closed account to the new account.