hacksalot03 wrote:Several weeks ago, I went golfing at a resort in Palm Springs. I brought my girlfriend with me. I paid for the round through a 3rd party tee time service, andf not the resort. When I arrived, I checked in, and was directed to the first hole. No money changed hands and was not asked for a credit card. The other day, I checked my CC statement and saw a $35 charge on my CC from the resort. When I called and inquired about it, they said it was probably a spectator charge for my girlfriend (she did not play, just rode with me.). They must have gotten my CC information from the 3rd party tee time site. So, I had a spectator, but they charged my CC without my knowledge or consent. Nor was I ever made aware of the spectator charge, or saw any signs or literature on site or in the club house regarding spectators. Can they legally charge me for this without first informing me and obtaining my consent?
I'm curious, did you end up disputing it?
Not sure if that's legal or not...doesn't seem like it would be though. I'd call the 3rd party company up and ask if they gave your card to the resort and/or call up the resort and explicitly ask how they even got your credit card info. It certainly seems dodgy to me. Personally I think I would dispute it if you don't feel it's a fair charge to pay. You didn't authorize it after all, and that's also a rather shady business practice on the part of the 3rd party company and/or the resort. IMO so much the better if they get burned by it with people disputing such charges. They ought to make things more transparent.