Close Out Genius / bait and switch/cancellation of order/retention of credit card information
I ordered a Sony Camcorder for a great price, but when the guy from Close Out Genius called to confirm the order, he told me the camera I ordered was the Japanese model (all instructions and instruction books are in Japanese) and it would be delivered 6 to 9 weeks from now. He tried to sell me batteries, chargers and other things, but when I said the words "bait and switch" he got mad and told me I had just threatened him and that he is now justified in canceling my order. He did. I asked what was going to happen to my personal and credit card information, and he said he would erase it all.
I don't want to order anything from this company. I wish I had looked up its name before I purchased and I would have seen all the comments about the scam shop being run. But, I am worried about my credit card information. What can be done to prevent Close Out Genius from marketing my personal information and the information of everyone else who is getting scammed?