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How to Easily Find & Cancel Unwanted Subscriptions

by on January 24, 2020
in Tips & How-Tos, Shopping, Money Savers, Time Savers :: 39 comments

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How to Easily Find & Cancel Unwanted Subscriptions

It's easy to become a victim of subscription creep. There's your music subscription, video streaming subscriptions, gym membership, online storage, cell phone service, and probably much more. Companies make it simple to sign up for their services, and it's often easy to let them continue long after you don't need them because either you've forgotten about the subscription or it's difficult to unsubscribe. 

That's where subscription monitoring services like Trim and TrueBill come in. They analyze your credit card and bank account transactions for subscriptions and flag the recurring charges. They will then help you unsubscribe to unwanted services.

Trim uses text messages to alert you each month to recurring charges. Simply reply with "Cancel," and the name of the subscription and Trim will take care of it — if they can. Some subscriptions can't be canceled by Trim. TrueBill works the same way except you use the TrueBill app instead of text messaging for subscription information and cancellations.

How do Trim and TrueBill make money?

The privacy policies for TrueBill and Trim clearly state that they will not sell your personal information to third parties. But you may get communications from businesses that they have affiliate relationships with and they may sell your data once it's been anonymized. 

Also, both services offer bill negotiation services. They'll call your cable company and other services providers at your request to negotiate a lower rate. According to Trim's Payment Terms, you'll pay 33% percent of the first year of savings they negotiate for you. If they can't negotiate a lower rate, you don't pay anything. TrueBill works similarly but takes 40% of your first year of savings.

Easily cancel in-app subscriptions made with your phone

Some of your subscriptions, like your music streaming service, online gym classes and more, may be billed through Google Play or Apple's App Store. It's easy to check to see what services are being billed through Google and Apple and cancel your subscriptions. 

For iPhones and iPads, go to Settings > Apple ID (where your name is at the top) > Subscriptions. There you'll see a list of current and their next billing date or expiration date. Tap on a subscription to cancel your subscription. 

For Android, open the Google Play app then select Menu > Subscriptions. Select the subscription you want to cancel and then select Cancel subscription. If you have more than on Google account on your phone check all accounts in Google Play. You can easily swictch between accounts when you go to Menu in the Google Play app. You can also use your computer to to to play.google.com, make sure you're signed into your account (you'll see the photo in the upper right corner), and select My Subscriptions from the menu on the left. Select Manage next to the subscription you'd like to cancel and then select Cancel subscription.

Updated on 1/24/2020

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Stop payment and get refund

From James Harvey on October 26, 2019 :: 9:11 am

I nedd to stop payments off my debit card from Tn-tnpaymt.com site they been taking money off my card for a month and im nit signed up for nothing i think ita scam can u pleea get my money back

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Stpp

From Millan Dirua on February 05, 2020 :: 1:57 am

0ks stop my payment I did not know that I have been charged for this and over K2000 has been drawn from my account

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YOU DO NOT HAVE MY

From Donna Butler Nolte on February 05, 2020 :: 10:38 am

YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO TAKE MY MONEY OFF MY DEBIT CARD ASSHOLE ....I WANT MY REFUND NOW….DONNA NOLTE ....

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want to stop my trial subscription

From janet wallace on September 08, 2020 :: 2:02 pm

signed up for this and don’t want it

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CRAZY COMMENT SECTION

From unikname on November 26, 2020 :: 6:52 am

WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE TALKING TO ?

Anyway the article was useful, thanks.

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I want a refund

From MUJJANTE Derrick on January 27, 2020 :: 9:25 pm

Some one is using my card

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Someone has taken 53: 64 and another for 90:82

From donna nolte on February 04, 2020 :: 7:28 am

Out of my bank account…please help who took it thank you…..Donna Nolte

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STOP TAKING MY MONEY OFF

From Donna Butler Nolte on February 05, 2020 :: 10:23 am

STOP TAKING MY MONEY OFF MY DEPIT CARD ASSHOLE ...I WANT A REFUND NOW .....

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This isn't the place to be commenting

From Josh Kirschner on February 05, 2020 :: 12:20 pm

Hi Donna,

You need to contact the company making the withdrawals or your bank to resolve this issue. Cursing about it in our comment section isn’t going to do anything for you.

Josh

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Someone said it has taken

From Kelta on February 13, 2020 :: 2:57 pm

Someone said it has taken over 2k from they’re account, I think they have the right to be upset Mr. Kirschner.

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Yes, but this is the wrong place to try and get it back

From Josh Kirschner on February 13, 2020 :: 7:25 pm

Understandable they’re upset. But there’s no point trying to communicate with whomever took their money by commenting on this page; that person/company isn’t reading this and it’s not going to help them get their money back. If they want the withdrawals to stop, they need to contact the company or their bank.

STOP TAKING MY MONEY OUT

From Donna Butler Nolte on February 05, 2020 :: 10:25 am

STOP TAKING MY MONEY OUT OF MY DEPIT CARD NOW ASSHOLE ....I WANT A REFUND NOW…

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MY DEPIT CARD IS NOT

From Donna Butler Nolte on February 05, 2020 :: 10:20 am

MY DEPIT CARD IS NOT FOR TAKING I WANT MY MONEY BACK NOW FROM THESE SCAMMERS….NOW .....DONNA NOLTE

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AND EVERYWHERE I PRESS YOU

From Donna Butler Nolte on February 05, 2020 :: 10:41 am

AND EVERYWHERE I PRESS YOU DICKHEADS CANT BE REACHED ..HOW CONVENIENT….I WANT MY MONEY BACK NOW OR IM GETTING POLICE INVOLVED….NOW ....DONNA NOLTE

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Do not deduct Money out

From Lila Ringuette on February 12, 2020 :: 1:21 pm

Do not deduct Money out of my Visa. I didn’t give you guys permission to that.

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Refund

From Manuel Butch on March 14, 2020 :: 9:46 pm

Please refund my money from micmusic.comCYP

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Stop charging me for Prime subscription

From Irene tomasovich on April 01, 2020 :: 6:03 pm

I was using the free application.  Then I noticed that you were charging me $41.10 last month. I don’t this subscription. Cancel my subscription as soon as possible.!!!!!!!!!! I’m retired and have 41.10 deductions for this subscription

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Unwanted money Taken from my account

From Barry olsen on July 13, 2020 :: 7:14 am

Musikmac or musicmak taking 70+ $ each month from my account. Can you please help to cancel these withdrawals. Thanks

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Cancel

From Nancy Grice on July 13, 2020 :: 11:54 pm

I want to cancel and my money back in the bank account

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Whoa!!

From Cara on July 23, 2020 :: 8:14 am

This is too funny! Calm down, clear your minds and focus people!!

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Try actually READING!!

From Cara on July 23, 2020 :: 8:17 am

Use all that energy to follow what the article says to do. You can do this!!

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YESS

From Haydn Diaz on August 21, 2020 :: 10:38 pm

HAHA i was just about to about to download the app and then i read the comments!! Thank you everyone

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Please cancel House Beautiful #00078895505.

From Joan Enomoto on July 24, 2020 :: 5:58 pm

Please cancel House Beautiful #00078895505.  Unable to pay

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Didn't order from blue dolphin.

From Shelley M Smith on August 23, 2020 :: 3:16 pm

Didn’t order from blue dolphin. But was charged!!!

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Take me off mailing list

From Shelley M Smith on August 23, 2020 :: 3:18 pm

Take me off mailing list now!!blue dolphin

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Take me off mailing list

From Shelley M Smith on August 23, 2020 :: 3:18 pm

Take me off mailing list now!!blue dolphin

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Take me off mailing list

From Shelley M Smith on August 23, 2020 :: 3:19 pm

Take me off mailing list now!!blue dolphin

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Stop taking money from my account

From Stacey Bowers on August 25, 2020 :: 11:03 am

I’m sick of click bank click funnels and 511 music taking £50 at a time wen it suits them remove my derails and refund my money

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Newsmax

From Lavonda M Stonell on September 05, 2020 :: 6:19 pm

Cancel muy subscription.

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MyHeritage Annual data Subacription

From Tyra Sphar on October 08, 2020 :: 11:14 am

Please cancel my subscription and refund my money.

I did not authorize this deduction.

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Free Advice for commenters

From Tash on November 10, 2020 :: 3:46 pm

Amazon prime Trial period - lasts for 14 days. When you sign up for the free trial cancel it at the same time. You then have 14 days without worrying about them taking money out of your bank. Miss that and you’re locked in!

My Heritage/Newsmax/clickfunnels/511/house beautiful and others - contact your bank and request cancellation if a CPA, DD and standing orders can be deleted from your banking app or at the bank. The bank trust you to speak with the company. If the company aren’t willing to the bank still will Stop them and depending on the terms and conditions will depend on whether the company will send you a notice of none payment or not. The article you’ve supposedly read here says all of that. Google is your friend you won’t be the first person in this position.

Stop posting random comments on here. The author isn’t your personal accountant. It’s as much use as as a handbrake on a canoe. Although very entertaining for me to read.

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Refund

From Tasha Rivera on December 11, 2020 :: 5:36 am

I want my money back on my back card my money is not for taking I want y’all to take me off your subscription and cancel it I want my money refund back to my card asap

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Stop taking money from my credit card

From Mpho Freddy Mabulana on December 23, 2020 :: 11:18 am

I never placed an order with healthnfit.com or bareferfectionist and not aware of who might have done that, cancel and refund me.

0722820280

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Please stop my subscription

From Ron Morrisette on March 17, 2021 :: 9:27 pm

I would like you to cancel the subscription that was ordered under my bank account since it was me that order it from the beginning so please refund my payments and if no refund then at the very least stop taking the monthly fees out of my account.

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This is not the place to request this

From Josh Kirschner on March 18, 2021 :: 10:33 am

Hi Ron,

If you want to cancel a subscription, you can either try the methods in the article or contact the company directly. Posting a comment on this page isn’t going to help you.

Josh

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Cancellation of subscription

From Sinovuyo on April 08, 2021 :: 7:32 pm

I need to cancel subscription and I need it to stop taking money from my account

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How to stop Andromo subscription

From Mujtaba Arain on April 12, 2021 :: 12:20 pm

Guys Andromo do not offer cancel Subscription service on their website, it nonprofessional they took $96.00 without permission every year. Please guide me how to unsubscribe andromo.com useless annual package.

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They have instructions on their website

From Josh Kirschner on April 17, 2021 :: 4:18 pm

Here are the instructions on the Andromo website for how to cancel: https://support.andromo.com/i7-how-to-cancel-or-change-your-subscription. You can also contact them via their support email. Did you try those two things?

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architectual digest

From harry mcdonough on April 12, 2021 :: 5:30 pm

please cancel this i did not order it. and credit my money back.this must be a scam.

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