But one of the accused -- former Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson -- pointed a finger at his former boss, Steve Jobs, raising new accusations that experts say could land Jobs in some legal hot water if true.
The SEC said it did not plan to pursue any further action against Apple itself, which cooperated with the government's probe, but it stopped short of saying its investigation was closed.
If you have told them to close the account, and have the confirmation number, then if they're confused and bill you, you can just send them a note with that number and the bill goes away.
An even simpler solution is not to get cards in the first place if you don't intend to keep the, and to avoid cards that have a yearly fee. Call back the next day and ask them the code and ask to verify that the code signifies -- if they are able to tell me the code was generated upon closing of my card, then it worked?
Apple Inc., on a tear with its popular i Pod players and Macintosh computers, is expected to report strong quarterly results Wednesday but will face lingering worries over the role its iconic CEO played in its stock options backdating troubles.
In the first action by federal authorities since Apple's options problems surfaced a year ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against two former Apple officers Tuesday.
In the online portal, there are no links that permit me to cancel the card online and receive an instant verification that it was closed successfully.
Even if for some reason they fail to close the account after you tell them to, you are not liable for any fraudulent charges.
Roth said Anderson was reassured by Jobs that the board of directors had given the necessary approvals, and that Anderson concluded that the grant was being properly handled. Legal experts say the combination of Anderson's new accusations and the pending investigations leave Jobs' culpability in question.
Roth's remarks contrasted Apple's earlier statements that Jobs was aware of some favorable grant dates but that he neither benefited financially from them nor "appreciated the accounting implications." Apple said in December that its own internal probe cleared Jobs and current management of any misconduct. "That statement and the disposition of the SEC does leave Steve Jobs in legal limbo," said Ralph Ferrara, a former general counsel for the SEC who now works at the New York-based firm of Le Boeuf, Lamb, Greene & Mac Rae LLP.
I don't like this option because I won't get any kind of verification aside from the call center employee's word that he canceled my card.
What is the standard operating procedure for canceling a credit card and verifying it was successfully closed as quickly as possible?