What is rda*family handyman ia continuity/subscription merchants?

The credit card charge RDA*FAMILY HANDYMAN IA CONTINUITY/SUBSCRIPTION MERCHANTS was first recorded on January 07, 2015. It has been flagged as suspicious by our users.

Do you have any information regarding this credit card charge? If so, please share below! Help others avoid a potential confusion by commenting!

Is this a legitimate credit card charge?

78% of users have reported this charge as suspicious.

Merchant Information

Merchant Home Service Publications, Inc. (edit)
Website https://www.familyhandyman.com/ (edit)
Phone Number 800-285-4961 (edit)
Category Magazines (edit)
Description Subscription renewal (edit)
Phone Number


Dan on October 03, 2017

Subscription renewal for Family Handyman magazine.

alan lacy on November 10, 2018

What is this for

Victor Swedberg on February 16, 2019

I had a subscription and then noticed a new charge of $22.98 to my charge card without my authorization. I texted the address and asked to cancell and refund the charge to my account. Looking at charge card bill it is on there but no credit back to account! Why would I want to pay $22.98 when I got preferred customer discount voucher in the mail for only $10.!?

Dan (Again) on November 07, 2019

Noticed a charge from "RDA* Family Handyman 8008544961 NY $19.98" on my credit card. I did NOT authorize this, nor did I renew my Family Handyman Magazine. Furthermore, when I went on the Family Handyman website to see if they had somehow auto-renewed 7 months after the expiry date, the website shows my current subscription status as "expired" and my last issue shows a delivery date of over 6 months ago. This smacks of a spurious charge. I emailed Family Handyman's customer support and got a generic response "we are sending it to a customer service rep". I called my credit card company and they recommend if Family Handyman does not respond in 3-5 business days, to shut the credit card down. i recommend to all magazine subscribers: DO NOT EVER give them your credit card. Ask to "Bill me later" and send them a check. This way they cannot misuse your credit card to auto-renew or otherwise.

Dan (Again) on November 07, 2019

*Update* - - - Beware of past gift subscriptions. AGAIN, pay by check (see reasons above)- - -It turns out, I had ordered a gift subscription at the same time as my own subscription for my son-in-law ans it auto-renewed 6 months after the expiration date.

Greg on September 10, 2020

See Dan's comments above. I just got charged AGAIN after renewing a friend's gift subscription. ALWAYS renew subscriptions by check.

Thea on January 16, 2021

Just noticed a charge on my credit card for family handyman for $16 that I did not authorize. Looking to see how to get rid of it and get my money back

john on January 19, 2021

got a transaction of 28.87 at rda-family handyman . Handyman shows no payment and my mag. expires 15 months from now. filed dispute with my credit card company.

bjames on October 04, 2021

Yes, it was a suspicious surprise charge to my credit card on 9/30 for the 12/31/2021 renewal. I did not recognize the name because they fall into prolific junk email versus something that looks important, and they might have included a renewal notice within their many emails that I deleted. It's actually a good magazine, my terrible customer communication.

bjames on October 04, 2021

Yes, a magazine renewal.

Do you know what the source of this charge is? Comment below!

What are low interest credit cards?
A low interest credit card could help save you money on monthly payments. A low interest credit card is generally a good fit for someone who carries a balance from month to month. Some low interest credit cards come with a 0% introductory rate while others have a low, ongoing rate. However, remember that these cards generally require a good to excellent credit rating for approval.
What are business credit cards?
Business credit cards are a great way to help track expenses for your small business. Picking the right business credit card can save you thousands of dollars each year on interest, help you book travel for free, or earn you rewards for business spending.