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Q: What Happens When I Enroll?
A: Confused guyPay sites sell "memberships" which provide you access to premium content. In most cases, these memberships are purchased with a credit card or by using a reliable online check payment system. While some of the larger porn sites have their own merchant accounts and do their own billing, most pay sites work with a third party billing company which processes credit cards and verifies memberships. When you click "JOIN" you're passed over to the billing company, which asks for your name, address, telephone number, credit card number, expiry date, and so forth.

Before you give your credit card number, make sure there is a little lock icon in the corner of your browser, which signifies you are making a secure transaction. When you've filled out the form and clicked the submit button, the billing company confirms that your credit card is valid and then assigns you an "account" name and a "password" (In some cases, you get to pick these yourself.) The billing company also e-mails you a confirmation notice. Do not delete this notice! You'll need it when you want to cancel your membership.

When you click on the "members" button the next time you visit the site, you'll be served a pop-up asking you for your account and password. If you enter them correctly, you get access to the site. While some sites use "one-time" charges that provide access for a set period of time (like with pay per view videos), in most cases joining a web site involves buying a "membership" - which means that your credit card will be billed every month for access to the site, even if you never access it again. The only way to avoid this is to cancel your membership.

Q: How Will The Charges Appear?
A: In most cases, the charge will reflect the billing company or, if the pay site does its own credit card processing, some "vague" corporate name. While this sometimes makes it difficult to discover which web site is charging your account, the fact that your membership in "Black Men With Giant Dicks" doesn't appear directly on your credit card is probably more of an advantage than a liability. This is especially true if your significant other likes to check out the credit card charges each month and doesn't share your proclivity for gay porn (or worse yet, is your wife and not gay at all).
Q: Is My Credit Card Safe?
A: Sir Randy believes your credit card is safer with most online pornographers than in most restaurants. Porn sites and the billing services they use are well known to the credit card companies. These merchants don't want a problem with any credit card company, and therefore they do not want a problem with consumers. That said, security of your credit card and other personal information is extremely serious business these days, and you should call your credit card company immediately if charges appear that you do not recognize. Fortunately, your maximum liability if your card is stolen online or offline is limited. Sir Randy has never experienced this kind of security problem but invites users to share bad experiences by writing to him at this address: SirRandy@SirRandy.com.

Q: How Do I Avoid Credit Card Fraud
A: There are several ways you can keep your credit card from being the target of online fraud. Here are the basic rules:

  • Never send your credit card information to anybody using e-mail. E-mail is transmitted through public data channels and can be viewed by anybody who happens to have access to the servers through which the e-mail message travels on the way to its ultimate destination.
  • Never enter your credit card information on a web page that doesn't have a locked padlock icon on the border of the browser. The locked padlock means that the page is secure and that your credit card data will be encrypted when its sent across the web, so that nobody other than the recipient will be able to retrieve it.
  • Never give your credit card as a form of identification. Some sites claim that they'll give you access if you can prove that you're an adult by giving them a credit card number, but promising not to run a charge. This is a scam. The only reason that anyone would ever ask for your credit card is so that they can extract money from you.

Q: Are There Other Ways To Pay
A: In addition to online credit card or check payment, many web sites allow you to pay by mail in check or money order. However, Sir Randy believes the only safe and reliable way to buy pornography online is with a credit card. If you need to pay other ways, he respectfully suggests you look into purchasing adult entertainment offline. Often, this is cheaper in the long run anyway.

Q: What Is A 'Dialer'
A: A "dialer" is a way for a porn Webmaster to convert telephone charges into a charge for the pay site without the use of a credit card. Dialers only work with dial-up lines and not with DSL or a T1 links. The dialer program routes the call through a long distance carrier, generally located in a foreign country, which assigns part of the long distance charges to the Webmaster's site. Dialers are more popular internationally than in the U.S., especially in regions, like Eastern Europe, where there are so many bogus credit cards that webmaster are reluctant to accept them from that region. Sir Randy does not recommend the use of dialers because you have no idea how much of a charge you're running, until you get your phone bill at the end of the month.

Q: How Do I Cancel
A: While many porn web sites still hope that you'll forget to cancel (and keep paying them membership fees), the porn sites and billing companies don't want to be hit with charge-backs (see below), so they've made it easier for consumers to cancel their accounts over the past few years.

  • In almost all cases, the e-mail that confirms your membership will contain information about how to cancel. The "terms and conditions" page on the "join" area of the porn web site often contains this information as well. Note that in some cases you'll need to know your account and password, as well as the e-mail address and credit card number that you used when you signed on. In most cases, you can cancel online.
  • If you have lost the e-mail or some of the data that you need to cancel, then your credit card statement will have a number listed with the charge that you can call in order to cancel.
  • If there is no cancellation number attached to the charge, then you should call your credit card company and ask them how you can disallow future charges from that merchant.

Q: What If I Forget To Cancel
A: Sir Randy is often critical of porn webmasters, but in this case, he agrees with them - if you forget to cancel, it's your mistake and you should pay for it. Sir Randy keeps close track of every web site that he joins and recommends that you do the same. However, if you disagree and think that the world owes you a break, despite the fact that you were warned ahead of time, you can always try e-mailing the webmaster and/or billing company requesting a refund. Usually the threat of a charge-back is enough incentive for most sites to refund your money, no matter how ludicrous your claim. However, even pornographers hate to be ripped off and will resist absurd requests to void several months of mistaken charges. Note: Even if you win and get a refund, your credit card will no doubt be added to a warning list and no longer be accepted for online porn.

Q: How Will My Credit Card Company Handle Disputes
A: If you can't get satisfaction from either the online pornographer or the billing company, then you can always do a "charge-back." In order to discourage fraud, credit card companies allow consumers to dispute charges and, in most cases, will allow a refund of the disputed amount. Porn webmasters and billing companies hate charge-backs because they cost the web site extra money (as much as $100) and, if there are enough of them, can result in the site or billing company's termination by the credit card company. Porn webmasters hate charge-backs so much that often simply the threat of a charge-back is enough to get them to refund money. Note, however, that if you successfully execute a charge-back, your credit card could get on a black list and not be accepted at porn web sites in the future.

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