Attention! If you have DAZN, check your credit card statements and then cancel your subscriptions regardless of what you find. DAZN is pretending that they have to charge sales tax and what’s worse is they are charging double the actual rate. Let me give you the specific figures. I signed up for DAZN ~2 months ago. Went through the free trial and was recently charged for the first time. I have emails confirming that I would be charged $9.99 per month like everyone else, after they had my Florida billing address. After the free month I was billed $11.31. I confirmed that I had signed up for 9.99 per month and had never gotten any notice of an increase so I wrote to them asking for an explanation.
Someone from DAZN contacted me and blamed the state of Florida. This person claimed Florida was one of six states that require the state sales tax be assessed on streaming services. There are two huge problems with this. Number one, no other streaming site in the world charges sales tax. Sales tax on streaming was a lie made up by DAZN to nickel and dime more money out of every customer. Problem number two, Florida sales tax is 6%. Many counties including the one I live in, charge another 1% of their own. $11.31-$9.99 means I was over charged by $1.32. $1.32 / $9.99 = 13.21% that DAZN charged me supposedly for Florida’s sales tax. Who wants to bet that when I call the state on Monday that DAZN has never paid sales tax in Florida. I completely guarantee it.
So we have two huge problems. First I have a piece of paper that says my credit card would be charged $9.99. My credit card was charged $11.31. That’s credit card fraud. Then we have a company charging double the states tax rate and putting it all in their own pocket. That’s a whole separate felony. I’m sure some people will say “Dan it’s only a dollar and change….” A company that would knowingly overcharge you a penny CAN NOT be trusted with your credit card. I’ll live without the dollar, but what would I do if DAZN decided to charge me 50 grand? Don’t take a chance with these scum bags. Cancel your subscriptions today and check your credit card statement. If you were charged more than $9.99 for a month, call your credit card company and report it as fraud.
I’m taking bets that the Florida Department of Revenue has never heard of DAZN or their parent company. There is a 0% chance this scam has ever paid tax in the United States.