Lawsuit Accuses Microsoft, Best Buy Of Online Scam
from the go-after-those-with-deep-pockets dept
A California man is trying to file a class action lawsuit against Microsoft and Best Buy, saying they created an online scam to charge customers for online services without their permission. For years, Best Buy has given out MSN “free trial” CDs with purchases. The guy is claiming that his CD was “scanned” by the cashier, and his debit card was automatically charged for one month of MSN service. I haven’t heard of anything like this – and you would figure, if it was a widespread practice, that news of it would have shown up before. It will be interesting to see if this is a real issue, or if it was a screwup for this particular guy.