• Report: #753166

Complaint Review: American Circulation Enterprises

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  • Submitted: Thu, July 14, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, July 14, 2011

  • Reported By: MamaB — Frederick Maryland United States of America
American Circulation Enterprises
586 Pine Ridge Harold, Kentucky United States of America

American Circulation Enterprises Progressive Readers Organization Magazine Scam Harold, Kentucky

*Consumer Comment: Next time

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Opened the door one sunny afternoon to a young man who took awhile to get to his spiel due to his "turrets," or so he said. When he finally told me that he was selling magazines I politely told him that I was not interested but he would not take no for an answer, even as my young children screamed for attention from the house.

I asked pointed questions about the prices and told him I could get it cheaper elsewhere and he kept going on about how I was helping him out if I were to buy a subscription. This carried on for at least 20 minutes and I should've just gone inside and shut the door but seeing how he had a "disability" I found it hard to be so callous. Then it occurred to me that I would place an order and promptly cancel it.

I wrote a check, relieved to finally get him out of my hair and get back to my kids. Once he left I read the cancellation policy and followed it to a T. I sent a written notice of cancellation out that same day.

A month later this company "Progressive Readers Organization" cashes the check...for my cancelled order. My phone calls to the company go unanswered and my messages unreturned. Not surprised.

I've filed a complaint with the BBB. I also managed to find the salesman on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519055521), through the company's Facebook page - which only has 8 likes (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Progressive-Readers-Organization-LLC/207101442644159). Their web site is a joke - hosted free through a web site called Wix.com. http://www.wix.com/prollc0/prollc#!

This isn't a company or an organization. It is just a bunch of kids who like to party and in order to support their lifestyle, they will scam whoever to achieve it. I had a hunch not to do it and didn't act on it. I haven't been scammed in a long time, but thanks to this I am back on my game!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/14/2011 08:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/American-Circulation-Enterprises/Harold-Kentucky-41635/American-Circulation-Enterprises-Progressive-Readers-Organization-Magazine-Scam-Harold-Ke-753166. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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AUTHOR: mr rik - (USA)

just have the guy mow your yard etc.

Don't expect it to be easy to stop a check.  These guys won't and your bank will most likely charge at least $10.

Just make up a card number to give em, or if you do give em the right number, report it stolen.
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