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MasterCard will stop merchant from billing you once a free trial is over

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MasterCard will stop merchant from billing you once a free trial is over

It’s about time something like this happens. MasterCard will prevent automatic billing when free trials end and require companies to send you messages for approval for ongoing transactions.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/1/16/18185468/mastercard-free-trials-stop-automatic-billi...


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Mastercard will stop free trials from automatically billing you once they’re over

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Forgetting to cancel my Amazon Prime trial is how I ended up becoming a paid subscriber, so this is good news. Of course, it also helped that free two day shipping is a pretty good perk. Cat Tongue

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The article has been updated to show that it only counts towards physical products, like vitamins.

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This is great news. I sure hope VISA follows.

Thanks for sharing OP

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@OmarR wrote:

The article has been updated to show that it only counts towards physical products, like vitamins.


Still a good change, even if it’s not as broad. I’m sure there are many people who forget about things like their Amazon subscribe and save items. 



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