I signed up for a service that was advertised as "$200 per month." I didn't know the company was under investigation by my state's Attorney General for fraud and questionable business practices.
The company had me sign a flurry of papers, including one that was folded over and I could not see the entire sheet. But the paper lying out in front of me said "total due today, $119."
When I got home 3 hours later, I saw that the company had charged me for $8,500 on my credit card. I immediately called them and they said (basically) "we got you... you have no recourse."
I called my credit card company, Chase, and they said I needed to wait until the charge posted, then issue a chargeback. I did this, but now (months later) they have decided the matter in favor of the merchant. You see, it turns out that folded paper I signed was a customer sales slip (that didn't look like a sales slip) and had the $8,395 amount on it. Chase has said, "you signed the slip... as far as we are concerned, this is not a matter for the credit card company." They do not provide protection against consumer fraud.
Questions: do I have any recourse with this merchant? Should I undertake any further steps with Chase?