I joined Anytime Fitness in October - actually I never signed a contract as a friend signed me up (with my permission) on a day I was out of town. I went down the next day and gave my voided check.
Three months go by and they don't take my payment out. I go in each month to ask about it. Finally on 12/16 the owner calls to say he lost my voided check and would need my account number again but that he would not charge me for the previous 3 months. I gave it to him - like an ***.
Then I went to talk to him personally about this being an issue for me as he'd admitted he'd left it on his computer at Anytime fitness - right out in the open - as he doesn't have an office - just a desk by the door. So I told him that I might cancel. He said to just let him know. The next day I took a letter of cancellation in and suggested that I would not think I should have to pay a cancellation fee because I would now be having to close my bank account and open a new one, order new checks and change all my online banking accounts over.
He called screaming at me about this, how my letter was rude and that he'd explained to me that the check couldn't be "used" because it was voided. I tried to explain again that with the routing number and account number a person can access that account - especially online. I finally hung up on him rather than listen to his yelling. I tried calling him back later thinking he'd have cooled down and he said that he was sending me a bill for over $200 because I hung up on him.
I filed a complaint with the BBB. He doesn't have my address so I'm not sure how he will send me the bill.
Do I have to take him to court if he tried to bill me or take money out of the account? I didn't sign the contract - does that help me or him?