Transaction was cancelled, but services were used.
If the customer claimed they were billed after the services were cancelled, supply proof that the bill in question covered services used by the customer between the date of the customer's prior billing statement and the date the customer cancelled.
The cardholder cancelled the service and you have not issued a credit.
Accept the dispute.
You have already processed a credit or reversal for the transaction.
Provide documentation of the credit or reversal; include the amount and the date it was processed.
The cardholder no longer disputes the transaction.
Provide a letter or email from the cardholder stating that they no longer dispute the transaction.
How to avoid this dispute in the future
- Train your sales and customer service staff on the proper procedures for processing recurring transactions, as these transactions are particularly susceptible to cardholder disputes.
- Always respond in a timely manner to customer requests relating to the renewal or cancellation of recurring transactions. Check customer logs daily for cancellation or non-renewal requests; take appropriate action to comply with them in a timely manner.
- Send a notification to the customer stating that his or her recurring payment account has been closed. If any amount is owed for services up to the date of cancellation, seek another form of payment if necessary.