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Complaint Review: American Reading Club - The Publishers

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 14, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, September 14, 2006

  • Reported By:Philadelphia Pennsylvania
American Reading Club - The Publishers
5175 Performance Drive Cumming, Georgia U.S.A.

American Reading Club - The Publishers scam, misleading ripoff Cumming Georgia

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When I was 18 years old, I got a post card in the mail telling me that ARC was trying to reach me. I called, and was somehow talked into signing up for magazines. I was told that I would be paying $49.95 a month for a year, and I would get ten magazines for three years. I am now twenty years old and I have only three months of payments left, and I can't wait to be done with this company.

Somehow my one year turned into three. I tried to cancel, but they told me they prepay for the subscriptions, so I cannot cancel. This was never stated in any paperwork that I got, and I was never told this over the phone.

About a year ago I got a call from them telling me that they would send me a new updated list for the magazines. THIS IS A SCAM. When they send you a "new list" for magazines, they're signing you up for a whole new account. Once again, they would not let me cancel this account, and I had to sit on the phone with them for hours before they told me they would lower my plan from five years of magazines, to three.

I'm a full-time college student with a part-time job, and I'm now paying this company over $100 a month for magazines that I don't even get. I've NEVER recieved ten magazines, I get maybe five, and I'm getting a bunch of notices telling me that my subscriptions are ending. I would like to know where all this money has gone? I paid them $50 a month for two years, and for the past year it's been over $100 a month, FOR MAGAZINES.

I've told them many times to never call me again, but I keep getting the same phone calls over and over. They call and tell me that their customers have been getting calls from other companies offering magazine subscriptions, so they wanted to tell me to tell these other companies that I'm set. I tell them that I've recieved this phone call before, and they say, "Oh, well we're also calling to send you a new updated list." I then tell them that I DO NOT want to renew, and that I would like them to stop calling me. I still continue to get these calls, though.

Maura
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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