• Report: #420930

Complaint Review: Magazine Services Of America

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  • Submitted: Fri, February 06, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, February 17, 2009

  • Reported By:West Point Mississippi
Magazine Services Of America
Tallahassee, Florida U.S.A.

Magazine Services Of America magazine subscription ripoff Tallahassee Florida

*UPDATE Employee: Because you didn't name the company- I am just guessing that it's who...

*Consumer Comment: SCREEN YOUR CALLS ..UNLESS YOU WANT ENTERTAINMENT

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I recieved a phone call back in November 2008 asking about entering into a subscription for magazines, promises of other gifts as well. They asked about my interests and added a few magazines to a list then proceeded to ask for credit card details. The initial caller made out they were a trainee and after talking for 5 minutes or so then said they would hand me over to a supervisor to take details, thats when the hard sell came in.

After agreeing to the subscription they even asked for the number on the back of my card which I refused but they said ok, they would go ahead with it.
I had a follow up call and was asked if I was enjoying the magazines, they had not even arrived so stated that and they said they would give me a free month on them. to this date, 6th feb there still is no sign of the magazines.

On the 4th of Feb. 2009 I had a call and they asked to bring my account up to date, money owing, I told them I wanted to cancel the subscription to which I was told the person there could'nt cancel so was transferred to their accounts section. When I told them I wanted to cancel they said it was too late to cancel so I said they wouldn't get any more money from me as my credit card had been cancelled late last year.

when they rang me in late december I started to make inquiries online and found that there were several comments about ripoff reports from Magazine Services of America. I have the attorney generals address in florida and will be sending in a complaint against the company.
Apparantly by the comments online this company has been getting away with ripping off people for quite a few years, I'm wondering how they haven't been taking to court over what they're doing or have been prosicuted for fraudulently presenting their business.

Ronnie
West Point, Mississippi
U.S.A.


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#1 UPDATE Employee

Because you didn't name the company- I am just guessing that it's who...

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Ronnie, you didn't give the name of the company which shows on your credit card bill, but because my company offers the sales of magazines which is in the script I read, I am assuming that it's the same company... www.mymagazineservice.com ...
I do have the direct business line that will get you through to an actual person...
If they still give you a hard time about canceling your order I suggest you write and make a copy (for your records) a formal cancelation letter to Reader's Choice & Aton Solutions at this address:

720 Aerovista Place # D
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 547-8610
(800) 843-4009

I haven't been working here long, but within the first few days of my employment, I have been rubbed the wrong way with this company. My gut feeling says to quit, but jobs are so scarce right now & it's taken me nearly a year to land this crappy job and I have a family of three to support & I really can't afford to quit otherwise, I would.

I hope this information was of some help to you.
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#2 Consumer Comment

SCREEN YOUR CALLS ..UNLESS YOU WANT ENTERTAINMENT

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

THEY CALL MY HOUSE, THEY ARE FAIR GAME....

DEPENDING ON THE MOOD I AM IN, I MIGHT FILL UP THE TELEPHONE RECEIVER WITH 'SOUNDS OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE' A CASSETTE TAPE I BOUGHT FOR A FEW CENTS AT A LIQUIDATION SALE AND I ADDED A GOTH SOUND TRACK TO IT AND A FEW SCREAMS... iT'S MY STANDARD ANSWERING MACHINE BACKUP. GOOD FOR LOTS OF LAUGHS AND NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CALL ME BACK. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN GET THROUGH THE WHOLE THING. HEH HEH HEH

OR I MIGHT LAUGH A MONSTER-STYLE LAUGH NON STOP, LOUDER AND LOUDER

OR I MIGHT THANK THEM FOR VOLUNTEERING TO BECOME OUR NEWEST HUMAN SACRIFICE AT OUR SECRET SATANIC RITE BEHIND THE POLICE STATION OR SOME GRAVEYARD... THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS. I USUALLY HAVE THEM SCREAMING AND CRYING AND HANGING UP.

OR I MIGHT JUST PUT DOWN THE PHONE AND WALK AWAY

OR I MIGHT WHISPER AND MAKE GHOST NOISES INTO THE PHONE

OR TELL THEM THAT THE COPS ARE OUTSIDE AND THEY ARE GOING TO BUST US AND I HAVE TO GO BECAUSE THEY JUST PUT THE FIRST TEAR GAS GERNADE IN THE WINDOW.

GET CREATIVE AND MAKE UP YOUR OWN STUFF...

ABOVE ALL DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INDICATION OF WHAT YOUR REAL NAME IS.

THEY CALL. THEY WANT TO TALK TO YOU. THEY ARE A COLLECTION AGENCY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...

SCREEN YOUR CALLS.

IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE HEARING THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER END CURSE, SCREAM HYSTERICALLY SOB OR WHATEVER,THAT IS.

I LIKE TO PERFECT MY MANY DIFFERENT FOREIGN AND ETHNIC ACCENTS ON COLLECTION AGENCIES AND SEE HOW MANY I CAN PUSH TO THE BRINK -- LIKE A CRANK CALL IN REVERSE...

AFTER ALL, THEY CALLED ME!

AND I ALWAYS HAVE A NEW ENTERTAINING SCHTICK FOR EVERY CALL, UNLESS I AM JUST TOO TIRED TO THINK OF SOMETHING AND THEN I JUST LET IT RING CAUSE I TURN OFF THE RINGER.

I THINK I GET MAYBE ONE OR TWO UNSOLICITED CALLS A WEEK NOW.

THAT'S NOT MUCH FUN.
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