- Report: #215439
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Complaint Review: Area Circulation Premiere Publications
Area Circulation Premiere Publications5656 Shell Rd Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A.
Area Circulation Premiere Publications ripoff scam using major credit cards companies names Virginia Beach Virginia
Just received a phone call from this number, guy named CHAD, saying this was my lucky day, and as a VISA/AMEX/ MASTERCARD user I was eligible for the big prise... After I confirmed that I had one amex, he said that I had won USD 1.000,00 for a "shopping Spree"...plus 4 magazines subscription... Nice magazines such as cosmopolitan, better homes and gardens, oprah, or any of his 250+ list... All that I had to do is pay for the TV guide for 2.99 per week. It sounded very good, for the $1.000,00 gift certificate plus 5 magazines delivered to my door... but then the guy told me I had to stick to the plan for 60 (60!!!!) months, and pay according to their "payment plans"... I asked how would that work, he told me to be able to see the payment options that my credit card carrier had given me, he needed my credit card number,expiration date and verification number... Before telling me exactly how much and how many times I would have to pay. I don't know how they got my cell number and my address, I am really new here, and my english is not the most perfect one, what I believe made the guy very happy, because he started saying a lot of things pretty fast and in the end asking "am i being clear?"... Of course he wasn't, and that was his goal. Anyway, I thought everything very, very weird and told him I did not have my amex here with me. He then told me I could use any other credit card... I didn't understand as he said all the time that AMEX was going to pay for the shopping certificate and the magazines subscription...
So I asked if I could talk to my husband and call back, he started being even nicer and call me "honey", "sweetheart", I think to make me believe he was my big, big friend... Then I asked his company name, just to tell my husband when it appeared on the credit card statement, while I told him I was getting my visa... With he still on the line I searched on the inetrnet and found that many pepople had payed over $ 700.00 for them, that that's impossible to cancel the plan, that the website that you receive to redeem your coupon just has creepy cheap stuff... Avoid at any cost talking to these people, they're very good at what they do, trying to convince you... In the end, when I told him I wasn't interested anymore (cause I read on the web, and I think he realized, because he didn't stop talking and I was answering yes/no/aham), he was rude and told me "You are giving away a very nice oportunity, my business is serious, that how I support my family for 15 years" and hang up on me. I was relieved that I didn't have to hang up on him!
New York, New York
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