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Those who have Tracfone check your account- make sure you're not on auto refill

If you have Tracfone, check your account to make sure that you haven't been enrolled in their auto refill program. I had a pending charge for auto refill pop up in my checking account today when I went to balance my checkbook. I've never signed up for auto refill, nor did I authorize it, preferring to buy the refill card when I can get it at a discount. 

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Re: Those who have Tracfone check your account- make sure you're not on auto refill

Maybe it's just me and many do but I will never link my checking account to my phone.

 

I'm so out of it, I control my checking account, nothing is auto paid unless I pay it.  People say they don't have "time", you make time because you work so hard to earn the cash, you need to control it, not some machine.  Sorry, just ranting.

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@Just Bling 

 

I agree, we do not have our checking account linked to ANYTHING on line, nor do we pay our bills online from our checking account.

 

DH is an IT Specialist for the Federal Government, working IT on some top secret military installations and he has never allowed it.

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Re: Those who have Tracfone check your account- make sure you're not on auto refill

I have a couple of automatic payments linked to a credit card, but none to my checking account.  Some places only will allow auto payments linked to a bank account.  Not for me.

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I didn't post to be berated, this was posted as a warning. The whole issue is that I did NOT set up or authorize auto refill. My card info is on their site from when I purchased air time from them before. The card in question expires 07/2021, I won't be updating the info on it. I have an expired charge card on my account, I can't remove it even though it's expired. 

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Re: Those who have Tracfone check your account- make sure you're not on auto refill


@sgraham30 wrote:

The whole issue is that I did NOT set up or authorize auto refill. My card info is on their site from when I purchased air time from them before. The card in question expires 07/2021, I won't be updating the info on it. I have an expired charge card on my account, I can't remove it even though it's expired. 


@sgraham30 

 

So this charge is to your credit card?  

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@geezerette, no, the credit card they have on file for me expired 10 years ago so they defaulted to my debit card. I can't remove the cards, I just went to the site & tried to remove the cards, I was unable to. 

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@KingstonsMomIG wrote:

@Just Bling 

 

I agree, we do not have our checking account linked to ANYTHING on line, nor do we pay our bills online from our checking account.

 

DH is an IT Specialist for the Federal Government, working IT on some top secret military installations and he has never allowed it.


I totally agree.  Never have nor never will have anything on line attached to my checking account.

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@sgraham30 wrote:

I didn't post to be berated, this was posted as a warning. The whole issue is that I did NOT set up or authorize auto refill. My card info is on their site from when I purchased air time from them before. The card in question expires 07/2021, I won't be updating the info on it. I have an expired charge card on my account, I can't remove it even though it's expired. 


@sgraham30 ...we understand, but goodness gracious don't ever do that again.  When I want minutes for my tracfone....I buy a new phone or buy a card.  Never attached anyhing to your checking account.  Can't you call tracfone and have them take it off?

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@sgraham30 it was good of you to post this warning. I realized earlier this year on a continuing education site that they had switched my account to an automatic payment. Fortunately I was able to remove my credit card information without contacting them but I sure would have.