Most credit card companies offer chargeback protection for cardholders who feel they have been signed up for subscription programs in error. However, investigators note that it can sometimes take months or years for some cardholders to spot the companies' small, routine transactions on crowded credit card statements. Publicity from Cuomo's investigation has already caused some retailers to remove themselves from the web marketing programs, while other partners now require customers to re-enter credit card data manually before confirming new subscriptions.
About the Author
Joe Taylor Jr. is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College.