Back in Decemeber of 2006 I received a call selling magazine subscriptions. I usually never fall for these scams but for some reason this time I did.
Area Circulation said that I would have to make 3 payments of $74.75 for 3 magazine subscriptions. They even gave me the dates that these 3 payments would come out of my account.
Six months later, the monthly payment of $74.75 is still being charged to my account. I called yesterday to find out why and that's when I was told that I was some how in contract to make 12 payments of that amount. Needless to say, I went nuts! Why would I agree to pay $897 for 3 magazine subscriptions? I never even got to choose the magazines either! I told them that I wanted this cancelled immediately and that they were not to go into my account to withdraw another dime. They told me that there is no way to cancel my account until I finished making the payments for 12 months. With that information I flipped out, and ended up screaming at these theives that work for this horrible company. I hung up and called back and spoke with 3 different people until I finally got the supervisor, Sarah who should be ashamed of herself for holding such a postion in a fraudulent company. She was just as bad as everyone else that I spoke to. I demanded that they cancel my account immediately once again. She finally cancelled my account but said that I still have to make a payment of over $200 to finalize everything on my account.
How dare this company charge almost $900 for magazine subscriptions for magazines that I never requested and half of the time never got. I went through hell trying to cancel the account and they are still billing.
Area Circulation needs to be shut down for being unethical, fraudulent, and misleading. They should be held responsible for their actions and should be made to reinburse all of the people that they have ripped off!
Harrison, New York