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arjun-123
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I accidentally forgot to stop my EC2 instance.....

No joke, I have had to use all of my money that I made through freelancing(20 bucks)

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    I suggest you contact aws and explain. If this happened first time, they may refund you.
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    Yeah well this happened to me too.. I just created a new account and the old one got suspended XD
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    @marcus5914 That was my first thought but unfortunately they said that there was nothing I could do about it. It's kinda sad but hey, now I will always remember to shut down my EC2 instances so I guess it was a good, but expensive, learning opportunity.
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    @RahulSG Yea but that would mean I would have to make a new AWS account which would mean I would need a new credit card number and I really don't wanna ask my parents.
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    @arjun-123 Understandable..I was in the same situation.. But you dont need a credit card number though, if you use paytm or something, you can use their virtual cards
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    @RahulSG oh ok, I might try to use some free visa gift cards that I have lying around to see if I can create a new AWS account cause I am studying for my AWS Developer Associate exam right now so an AWS account would be useful for studying. Thanks for the idea!
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    @RahulSG I also suggest steuping billing alert on your account. I do for all the cloud provider I use.
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    @marcus5914 Yea no, I should have done that but uhh.......I decided to skip that part of my AWS Solutions Architect course.
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    If you call their support and can show that you understand how AWS works, then they'll likely give you a refund. I was paying $400 a month for 3 months on my personal account but I couldn't work out why. I called them thinking that they'd made a mistake and that SageMaker was broken. It turns out that I was looking at the wrong region and was just getting confused between a m5.4xlarge and a m5.16xlarge.
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    @cmarshall10450 Oh ok, , I'll try that, thank you so much! I haven't paid for the bill yet so I think I can probably still get some sort of refund.
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