This review list is offered to educate you about the document and to aid you in preparing it. Cancellations should be made in a timely manner via writing. Always request refunds, even if you believe you are not eligible. You may receive an unexpected check in the mail! Assure that your conversation with the credit card or bank business is included with your message to the provider. It will boost your chances of obtaining proper and timely action in your favor from both sides.
Especially critical: stop any automatic debits or payments to your bank account or credit card. To ensure that this is implemented efficiently and that the right procedure is established for your family, always include a copy of this Cancellation of Membership, Subscription, or to Supplier along with a notice to the Credit Card or Bank to cease automatic charges.
Credit card issuers and banks are not very swift in effecting these cancellations, and suppliers are similarly tardy in discontinuing these actions. As a result, you must carefully examine incoming credit card and bank statements to ensure that chargeback activity has halted. This is highly problematic for banks that have recently undergone mergers and/or consolidations. For example, it took me five months to reverse an unlawful debit from a fitness club to our bank. The health club and the bank both attempted in good faith to remedy the transfer; neither succeeded for five months.
- As a matter of good housekeeping, keep track of your subscriptions and memberships in a separate file folder. Separate folders for minor issues are not always necessary. However, it is beneficial in the long term if you are attempting to resolve one or more disagreements or cancellations. As Lenin famously stated, “Sometimes you have to take one step backwards to go two steps forward.” That is how filing works!
2. As previously stated in earlier sections of this Guide, organizations are significantly impacted by the appearance of your documents. Plainly typed letters accompanied by copies of actual documents have a big influence on them to give you what you want, as organized people are more likely to be persistent. Suggestions for gathering data to accompany cancellations and other notifications, as well as for establishing file procedures, are included. Suggestion for configuring these files: Avoid overextending yourself by attempting to reconstruct historical facts. Simply begin with fresh objects and continue to collect information. Even if you do not have the original paperwork, you can add copies of Credit Card or Bank statements with the transmittal data to these files. Be guided by the belief that some organization is preferable to none, and that you should have the majority of it in order within a few years
Cancellation of Membership, Subscription, to Supplier
Name on Agreement:
Agreement Number, if any:
Date of Expiration:
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please cancel my ________________ (Membership or Subscription) effective immediately. Please be sure to cancel any debits or other automatic charges to any of my accounts. Please check this carefully and send me confirmation of your actions so we both know it has been completed.
Please refund the full amount of my remaining balance.
Please contact me immediately if you have any questions or need more information.
Thank you for your prompt cooperation in this matter.
Enc. (if you have them)
cc Credit Card or Bank Cancellation of Membership, Subscription, or Other Such Item
This review list is provided to inform you about the document in question and assist you in its preparation. Cancellations should be done by letter promptly. You should always request refunds, even if you suspect you do not qualify for one. You may get a surprise check in the mail! Be sure your letter to the credit card or Bank company accompanies this correspondence to the supplier. It will increase your chances of getting both parties to take proper and prompt action in your favor.
Especially important: be sure any automatic debits to your bank account or charges to your credit card are canceled. To implement this effectively, and set up the proper procedure for your family, always include a copy to the Credit Card Company or Bank of this Cancellation of Membership, Subscription, to Supplier, with a notice to the Credit Card or Bank, to terminate automatic charges.
Credit Card companies and Banks are not especially prompt at implementing these cancellations nor are suppliers very prompt in ceasing to do these activities. So, you must carefully inspect incoming Credit Card and Bank statements to be sure these chargeback activities have ceased. This is especially a problem with Banks than have gone through recent mergers and/or consolidations. It took me, for example, 5 months to eliminate a wrongful debit from a health club to our Bank. The health club, in good faith tried to put the transfer correction through, as did the Bank; neither succeeded for 5 months.
1. A housekeeping suggestion is to keep a record of your subscriptions and memberships in a separate file area. You do not necessarily need separate folders for small issues. However, it is helpful in the long run if you have one or more disputes or cancellations you are trying to effect. As Lenin once said, “Sometimes you have to take one step backwards to go two steps forward.” Filing is like that!
2. Organizations are strongly influenced by the appearance of your documents as we have said in other areas of this Guide. Clearly typed letters accompanied by copies of original documents tend to influence them strongly in your favor to give you what you want since organized people, as they know, are more apt to be persistent. Be guided accordingly in your collecting data to accompany cancellations and other communications, as well as in your setting up file procedures. Tip on setting up these files: Don’t overextend yourself and try to reconstruct data from the past. Just start with new items and collect that information going forward. You can add copies of Credit Card or Bank statements showing the transmittal data to these files, even if you don’t have the original paperwork. Be guided by the idea that some organization is better than none, and that within a few years you should have most of it in order.Download ODT Download DOC Download DOCX Download RTF Download PDF