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zxcvbob

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Walmart+
« on: July 08, 2024, 05:03:41 PM »
A week ago I was at Walmart looking for something and I use the Walmart app on my phone to find it.  I *did not* sign up for Walmart+ when it popped up.  When I got home, I had 2 emails from Walmart: the first congratulating me for signing up for W+.  The second thanking me for upgrading my W+ somehow, which eliminated the 1 month free trial.  (and my credit card already showed a $105 charge for a W+ membership)  I called Walmart customer service and cancelled it, voicing my displeasure that they signed me up w/o my consent. 

A few days later I get an email from walmart complimenting me on my good taste and wanting me to finish purchasing something I'd been looking at.  I don't remember what it was, but something like vibrating butt plugs that I never would have even looked at by accident.  I changed my walmart.com password in case my account had been hacked, and deleted the walmart app from my prone.

I just got a welcome to W+ postcard in the mail today.  (nothing sinister about that, the initial snafu probably triggered it and it took a few days to get here)  It mentions a free Paramount+ membership with Walmart+.  *That* might actually be worth signing up for W+, except I'm disgusted by the whole thing and want nothing to do with it.

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Re: Walmart+
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 05:10:37 PM »
Interesting. I have the WalMart app on my phone but have only used it a couple of times. No issues with a mystery W+ membership, though I haven't specifically be on the alert for it.

A quick Google-ification shows your situation isn't unique. Lots of references to mystery W+ charges. Self-checkout kiosks appear to be the common denominator, somehow inserting a discreet Opt-Out selection that gets missed.

Minor PITA situation, but sounds like you got all the hoops jumped through to effectively reset anything that might have been compromised.

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Re: Walmart+
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2024, 05:22:25 PM »
I'm confused, is the disgust from Walmart, Walmart+, being signed up without your knowledge or the vibrating butt plugs you needed to complete the purchase on?

I hope your Walmart and K Frames Walmart/Woot browsing didn't somehow get connected.  :rofl:


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Re: Walmart+
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 05:33:16 PM »
I'm confused, is the disgust from Walmart, Walmart+, being signed up without your knowledge or the vibrating butt plugs you needed to complete the purchase on?

I hope your Walmart and K Frames Walmart/Woot browsing didn't somehow get connected.  :rofl:


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That's a good point about K-Frame's woot misadventure. :rofl:  My problem was threefold; the signing up without my consent (which I could have done accidentally but I doubt it), the upgrading my account which waived the 1 month free trial, and then claiming I had been looking at something (anything) that I had obviously not.
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Re: Walmart+
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2024, 05:36:51 PM »
I'm confused, is the disgust from Walmart, Walmart+, being signed up without your knowledge or the vibrating butt plugs you needed to complete the purchase on?



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Re: Walmart+
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2024, 11:24:38 PM »
It is so nice to not have to deal with "cxxp" like that, but that is because I don't have a "smart" phone.
Hhmm, maybe"smart" phones aren't so "smart".
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