Switching Your Credit Card May Not Stop a Streaming Service’s Recurring Charges | Technology

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Millions of Americans pay for streaming services, doling out anywhere from $5 to $75 a month. It’s a common belief that you can get out of recurring charges like this by switching your credit card. The streamers won’t be able to find you, and your account will just go away, right? You wouldn’t be crazy for believing it, but it’s a myth that switching a credit card will definitely stop your recurring charges.

“Banks may automatically update credit or debit card numbers when a new card is issued. This update allows your card to continue to be charged, even if it’s expired,” Netflix says in its help center, though it’s not alone in this feature.

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Source gizmodo.com

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