AOL Could Pay Millions to Settle Billing Suit

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by napalmnthemorning, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

    AOL Could Pay Millions to Settle Billing Suit

    All I can say is, It's about time. I was one who kept getting charged for about 6 months after I had cancelled with them 3 times. This also happened to my brother. I can't believe this is just an Illinois settlement and not nationwide. I remember calling AOL after I finally looked closely at my end of the month statement and saw that AOL had been deducting out of my checking account 20$+ a month. They said at the time that there policy could only reimburse me for 3 or 4 months (can't remember exactly now) Just amazing to me how AOL has been doing this for years and finally a lawsuit against them.
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    The same thing happen to me. What they were doing is saying that you still have this much time left on your account. Try to get you to keep it till then ,and it will cancel it then. They neglected to tell you that you had to call them to do it.

    The last time I had it was because my wife got pulled in by some stupid free thing, when I found out I called them and told them to cancel it now or I will sue them. They canceled it right away lol ..

    I hate AOL .. I hope they curl up and die ..
  3. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    I got it, not even from AO-Hell, but as a long time CompuServe customer. America Offline bought them out and said they would keep the services seperate. Yeah right :eek: Anyhow, it wasn't long before they merged the billing depts together, and I started getting all the AO-Hell, erm I mean Virus of the Internet billing problems from CSi. I think I made a post about that somewhere else on the boards.

    I wonder if the billions for this settlement could even begin to cover the money they extorted from customers who had already cancelled their service. Hell for me to get out of it, it required I go down to my credit union (as they kept billing my check card), filled out paper work to report fraudulent transactions, and have the charges reversed. My financial institution said they would launch a thorough investigation, and if the charges looked legit they'd be re-applyed then, otherwise no.

    So these bastages sent me a letter a year latter with "For whatever reason your bank seems to be unwilling to let us charge you further. Can you pay this?" Yeah right bwahahahaha My financial institution wouldn't pay them further because after investigating they determined the charges were not legitimate. Like I'm going to voluntarily pay them, what my own financial institution determined was fraudulent :p
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    I got to do the same iwth a "Free" credit report, you decide if you want to keep gettting it, nothing will be billed. Bla bla bla...

    Supposedly $20 a month after the first 30 days. They billed me $70, then said that I called and wanted to keep it. The company ended up getting sued by a few people.

    I don't even want to talk about Azz O Hell. My brother has it. Its disgusting.
  5. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Worst part is I didn't even sign up for America Off their rockers :laugh: I was a Compuserve customer since around 1994 or 1995. AO-Hell just did a corporate merger and bought them out, hence how I got stuck with them. I inherited their billing problems as a result of having been a long time customer of the company they purchased...