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Hang on — I didn't join Amazon Prime!

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Hang on — I didn't join Amazon Prime!

Hang on — I didn't join Amazon Prime!

Free trials of the membership service are easy to stumble into, and they become paid subscriptions if you don't actively opt out.

We chatted with a local man who was surprised to learn he'd been signed up for a service he never sought out or intended to use.

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Hang on — I didn't join Amazon Prime!

LOTS OF PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TOBE AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS....BECAUSE THEY FEEL THEY DONT ORDERENOUGH ITEMS TO JUSTIFY ITS119 DOLLAR ANNUAL COST.BUT E ONNORTHENR KY MAN, AND MANYOTHER PEOPLE, SAY THEYWRESIGNED UP FOR PRIME WITHOUTTHEIR PERMISSION.... IN HISCASE AFTER HE SIMPLY ORDERED ABOOK.JEFF WORK SHOPS AMAZON LY ONOCCASIONALLY, HERE AT HISINDEPENDENCE KENTUCKY HOME.HEHAS NO NEED FOR AN AMAZONPRIME MEMBERSHIP.

BUT A FEWDAYS BACK...BACK..."I received an emailfrom Amazon saying 'thank youfor joining Prime.'

Well asfar as I knew, I never joinedPrime."ALL HE DID WAS ORDER ACOUPLE OF BOOKS.

BUT SUDDENLY,HE SAYS....SAYS...."You get a free trialperiod, and after X amount oftime, we will start billingyou $12 per month."month."THE WORST THING, JEFFSAYS, IS THAT HE IS VERYCAREFUL NOT TO SIGN UP FORFREE TRI ALOFFERS OF ANYTHING.BECAUSE HE REALIZES THEY CANOFTEN LEAD TO PRIY CESUBSCRIPTIONS."We thought we were being veycareful with each of thosepurchses."BUT A GROUP OFAMAZON CUSTOMERS IN CALIFORNIAHAVE FILED A CLASS ACTIONLAWSUIT, CLAIMING AMAZON OFTENSIGNS SHOPPERS UP FOR A 30 DAYTRIAL OF AMAZON PRIME....AFTER WHICH THEY ARE BILLEDTHE 119 DOLLAR ANNUAL FEE.THELAWSUIT ALLEGES THIS HAPPENSIF Y OUARE NOT CAREFUL WHENCHOOSING "FREE SHIPPING" OFYOUR PRODUCT.JEFF, THOUGH,THOUGHT HE WAS OK, SINCE HEWAS BUYING FROM A THIRD PARTY SESELLER."We thought e thfreeshipping offer was coming fromthe vendor."AMAZON IS NOTCOMMENTING ON THE LAWSUIT, ANDIT DOES PROVIDE A PAGE FORCANCELLING YOUR FREE TRIAL,WHICH IS WHAT JEFF DID.

NOW HEJUST WANTS TO WARN OTHERS.OTHERS."It reallyoe ds stink,and ever since it happened to, meI've heard more and moreabout it."YIFOU DONT WANT PRIME...LOOKUNDER YOUR ACCOUNT SETTINGS,AND YOU SHOU



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