I’ve been charged $79 for something I don’t remember that I asked for!!!
Is it internet fraud? I panicked! It turns out I have signed up for the free trial to Amazon Prime and after the trial period has lapsed, Amazon automatically enrolled me to an annual paid membership to Amazon prime. And oh yes, if you look back at the free trial and the fine prints that follow, they did say they would charge me. Grrr…
I GOOGLED for people who had the same problem. Alas. I’m not alone. I saw plans to sue Amazon and discussions on how unfair it was that Amazon was doing this. A lot of people even said that they will never transact with Amazon again.
The bottom line is that I don’t want to have Amazon Prime. I don’t want the yearly $79 charge…
SO WHAT CAN BE DONE? Amazon Prime Membership can be cancelled easily… and as quite clearly stated in Amazon Prime’s FAQ, the $79 bill can be refunded. HOW?
1 SIMPLY, go to
and click cancel account. DONE! You will get your refund in 2-3 days if you didn’t make any Amazon prime purchase in the period you have been automatically enrolled to the Amazon Prime.
2. You can CALL the number:
(I called the number using Skype)
And you just give them your email address and request that the Amazon Prime membership be cancelled and your $79 be refunded.
No questions asked. You’ll have your money back.
AND NEXT TIME, read the fine prints