• Report: #482333
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  • Submitted: Wed, August 19, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, August 19, 2009

  • Reported By: Cassandra — Hemet California USA
244 5th Ave. Ste 2070 New York, New York United States of America

eMusic Continuous fraudulant charges. Hemet, California

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For the last year eMusic has made several attempts to charge my PayPal account for services that I have never signed up for.  PayPal has had to change my account information 4 times (the 4th time being in May 2009) in the last year to attempt to stop these unauthorized transactions.

On 8/18/09 I received an email from PayPal alerting me to two eMusic transactions ($9.99 & $11.99).  I contacted PayPal and they were able to block the transactions before they went through.  Then sometime after that phone conversation eMusic tried again....this time with three transactions ($9.99, $11.99 & $9.99)...which I didn't find out about until this morning (8/19/09).  Unfortunately those transactions went through and eMusic got their money.  Consequently I had to, once again, change my PayPal account information.

As I said....I have never signed up for their service...however....there have been several occasions when I downloaded something off the Internet and when the download was finished I noticed an icon on my desktop for eMusic offering 50 free music downloads.  It seems that they slipped in on the coat tails of the programs I had downloaded.  Each time I have contacted eMusic's support staff and told them I didn't want their service and they have assured me that there would be no charges (which, of course, was a lie).

I have written the president/CEO of their company several times and even threatened to take legal action but....as was made evident this morning...that does not deter them. 

I have spoken to several people who have said that they have experienced the same problem....so mine is not an isolated incident.


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