Apparently back in Dec.2010 I signed up for a supposed 'FREE" trial on Rhaposdy. I NEVER gave them any credit card data. Whenever I sign up for something that is free and it throws me to a SSL Credit Card data page, I instantly close out the page and delete the history of that URL.
I recently signed up for a Apple iTunes account with the purchase of my new iPad2 .. The credit card number I gave them is from a Visa card that I got in May 2011. Within 12 hours of entering that data with APPLE, I saw a charge from Rhapsody. How in the hell can Rhapsody get my credit card # from Apple, a complete seperate business entity, according to records obtained online. This is very Phishy and the fact that Apple would allow such fraud makes me question if you should even give your credit card data to APPLE, whom I thought was reputable and secure. God forbid that Rhapsody might think you owe hundreds of dollars and then APPLE gives them your credit card number and you get Blasted with fraudulent charges. My Advice to anyone & everyone is to stay far away from Rhapsody and maybe even APPLE until you find out what situations your credit card data can be shared. I now go to my local supermarket and buy PREPAID VISA cards in low denominations ( $25 or $50 or $100 ) and use that card info for online purposes/purchases. it seems this is the only way nowadays to shop secure and prevent un-authorized charges OR any kind of reccuring charges, that may become a HUGE HASSLE to dispute with your bank or card company.
STAY SAFE/SHOP SAFE/BUY PREPAID and NEVER give your card number to ANY company if you can help it.
Chris S. ( Waterloo, Ontario )