I ordered 2 phones from Verizon Wireless through Wirefly on November 24, 2007. On wirefly's website it states that your credit card will not be charged until you approve the transaction (after receiving feedback from the cellular company you chose). Well, I got approved by Verizon but with a high deposit. I tried to cancel the order the day I received the feedback (Sunday 11-25-07) but could not because the office was closed.
This morning I called to cancel the order but was told that the amount of the phones was put on a pending status on my credit card. The customer service rep stated it would take 5-7 days to have the money released back to my credit card. I told her that my card was not suppose to be charged until I gave them my approval and she stated that it was standard policy to charge the credit card before getting the approval from the customer. I told her that the company was committing fraud and she said sorry, this is company policy.
Von Ormy, Texas
(1>CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD
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