So, last month I noticed 3 charges by “Netflix Amsterdam NL” on the same day, all for US$11.99 (around $15 AU) on my CBA bank account. I have a Netflix account… I know “internationals” often use foreign countries to avoid taxes… brain said… Arrhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…
Time went by.
Today, I noticed it again - 3 x $15 from Netflix Amsterdam. Actually engaged the brain this time, and remembered - I pay Netflix via PayPal… not c/card! (Transactions as such show up on CBA account as coming from PayPal, not Netflix.)
I contacted Netflix via their website, and they confirmed my account is being paid by PayPal… And 3 other accounts set up under Netflix Amsterdam NL are being paid by my c/card. The Netflix operator deleted the NL accounts, barred the devices that had been using them, and also blocked the email addresses.
Contacted CBA and told them the story, and they are going to refund all the transactions - a total of 9 x US $11.99 (as they’d actually started in April). If “Netflix Amsterdam” dispute the request, CBA have permission to argue on my behalf that I did not authorise the transactions. Hopefully that will be the end of it… (oh, and c/card now cancelled, new one to arrive within 7 days.)
Morale of the story - check your transaction history on a regular basis!