why wont support turn off auto-renewal

edited February 2022 in Central & Subscriptions

I have been trying for 3 days to disable auto-renewal on my account. I feel very frustrated and as if I am being held hostage.

The website doesn't seem to work and support understands what I am asking, they just want to make me an offer and then stop the conversation when I ask them to disable the auto-renewal anyway.

What do I have to do to disable the auto-renewal?

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