Umg*buyersedge Umg*autohotline Informative - Cancelling Unauthorized Credit/Debit Charges
CONNECTICUT -- Unauthorized charges from "AutoHotline" & "Buyers Edge" started showing up on my debit card last month. A little internet research found others having the same problem.
Here's what I was able to find out about these bogus recurring "membership charges" from my bank:
Both numbers go to the same payment company. The operator there told me that the authorization came in via the internet and, of all places, J.C. Whitney (www.jcwhitney.com -- an aftermarket auto parts company). She claims to have cancelled billing to my account and credited the payments back. As a precaution, I also had the bank cancel my debit card and issue a new one with a different account number.
Next I'll be dealing with J.C. Whitney to see how I got enrolled in these bogus memberships...