A company used a check number provided in March 20ll & April 2011 with the exact same charge. I will be contacting my bank as soon as I can on the next business day. In the meantime, this has caused me to be overdrawn. I suspect my bank will get my account back as it should be. In the meantime, does this company owe me additional money for my stress & aggravation? How can I prevent this company from doing this again to me without any additional charges to be made by me?
BY now you've probably taken care of this. Generally you don't get any compensation for stress and aggravation for something like this.
If you've authorized a business to automatically deduct charges from your checking account, then cancel that authorization in writing, and keep a record of that cancellation, and close the bank account if you really aren't sure that the charges will stop.
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