I bought a service from online company called onetimefax.com - on their website they were advertising sending a fax for $2, so I signed up for that (at 11pm on Saturday).
Over the course of the night they tried to send the fax, charging me additional $2 for each failed attempt, for $12 in total.
In the morning when I saw that I sent them a request to stop resubmissions and to cancel my account. At that time I noticed that in one area of their website they disclosed that there is a $27 charge for closing the account. I wrote them saying it is ridiculous to charge me $12+$27=$39 for a fax they failed to send. I told them to lower the charge to no more than $10, and I put my credit card on security hold.
Onetimefax.com sent me an e-mail saying that all the terms of service were disclosed, and my failure to read them is my failure, so I have to pay. They then tried to charge my card, and when this got declined, they told me they are sending my account to fraud department, and threatened me with fines and jail time.
I am scared and do not know what to do. Do I have to pay them $39 for a failed fax delivery (they will probably want extra $15 for resubmitting the charge to the credit card)? Can they ruin my credit history and put me in jail over this?Is there anything I can do rather than pay them?
Thanks a lot!