Netflix somehow knows my new credit card number without me giving it to them? : personalfinance netflix free account 2020
My credit card was compromised a few weeks ago, so I got a new one recently. In the time before I activated my new card, most of subscription services lapsed, such as Hulu and Netflix.
I activated my new card and renewed my Hulu subscription, but didn’t bother with Netflix because I decided I didn’t use it much anymore. However, I just received an email from Netflix telling me they have processed the payment, and showed the last four digits of my new card.
My question is- how on earth did they get this new cc number? Did my bank (Wells Fargo) just give it to them? Just seems kind of odd. Thanks!
Edit- So many responses, thank you everyone for chiming in. There are a ton of people with similar experiences, glad I’m not the only one. Seems like the tl;dr of this thread is don’t assume that getting a new credit card will prevent charges from subscription services like Netflix or Xbox Live, because they can easily access your new cc number.
Edit 2- For all the people wondering why I thought it was reasonable to just stop paying- I was going to eventually log in and cancel or suspend the account, but I received this charge first and began wondering what had happened. I guess it was naive but I didn’t view Netflix as a service that I “owed” them money for since I stop paying = they stop streaming. I assume you’re paying for the month you’re about to use Netflix for, not the previous month like, “ok you used our streaming service for one month, now you owe us 10 bucks.”