Complaint / review text:
I signed a 3 year contract on March 9,2007. My contract expired March 9,2010. My contract states that I must give 30 days notice prior to the expiration of my contract or it would go month to month. I sent a certified letter to Bally's Total Fitness on January 21,2010 requesting that my contract be cancelled March 9th. The monthly payment was taken out of my account March 9th 2010 and again April 9th 2010. I contacted Bally's and they informed me that I sent the certified letter too soon. I had to give them exactly 30 days notice, not 29 not 31 and since I gave them over 30 days notice, my account automatically went to month to month. If I want to cancel my month to month, I need to send another registered letter giving them another 30 days notice (4 months extra pay than they had on the contract). Now I have to go to the bank, cancel my debit card and dispute the two months that they took out of my account illegally. Is this not illegal?