This is the same letter I sent to my attorney general, I hope this scenario doesn't happen to you.
On December 4, 2006 I received a call from a telemarketer saying that they would like to talk to me about a magazine subscription.
The telemarketer told me that this is not a sales call and that they would like to just ask me a couple of questions. I said, ?Ok?, and she continued on. She asked me a couple of questions and I answered them (I don't remember what the questions were specifically).
She told me that I had a free gift on my way and that she would transfer me over to the gift department. I was then transferred over to the gift department and was greeted by another female.
She asked me if I would like a diamond studded female or male watch for my free gift. I proceeded to say that I would like the male version.
She went on after saying ok that I have a magazine subscription coming to me free, and that they would cover the $4.95 charge to send it to me. I said that would be fine, and she went on to verify my address and I confirmed it.
After confirming it, she went on to ask me if there was a middle initial on my credit card and I said that there was a ?C? for my middle initial. She then proceeded to ask me what the expiration date on my card was and I told her the expiration date.
She then asked me to confirm my credit card number and I read it off to her. She said ?Great?, and proceeded to tell me that I would be enrolled in a 5 year magazine subscription with a monthly payment of $9.95.
That was when it clicked on in my head that I was being scammed. She proceeded to tell me that the initial charge for three months of subscription would come to $79.80.
After she told me this, I asked her how I got enrolled in a magazine subscription since they were a Magazine Renewal Company. She told me that a lot of subscriptions get passed off to them to get renewed.
I have never bought any magazine subscriptions in my life and I knew that she was lying to me. I told her that I don't read magazines and never have bought any subscription. She said, well you have never read Maxim, or ESPN Magazine?
I replied, ?No?, and she just said, ?Oh?. She went on to state that I would love these magazines and I replied with, ?I don't want any magazine subscriptions?. She said, ?Well we can enroll you in a 3 magazine program instead of the 5 magazine program for cheaper?.
I still did not want it, so I told her, ?I don't want any magazine subscriptions, and I will never buy any magazine subscriptions?. She said, ?Ok, well then we will just hold this off for later?.
I told her that was fine and she told me to have a good day and I said the same. After I got home from work at 12:30AM on December 5th, 2006 I checked my bank account online. It showed an amount of $-42.58.
I proceeded to check my account activity to find that the full amount of $79.80 was charged to my card after stating that I did not want the subscription.
What I have done as of 2:18AM on December 5th, 2006 is I have notified my bank of a fraudulent charge to my account and that I would like a new debit card with a new number on it.
I did this because I have found others online that have been scammed out of money and that Millennium Marketing or Magazine Source sell all of their ?customers? information to other companies.
When I wake up in the morning of December 5th, 2006 I will call Millennium Marketing or Magazine Source asking them to drop the charge of $79.80 or to refund it, seeing as that I did not ask for a magazine subscription.
If the company does not drop the charge of $79.80 or reimburse me the full $79.80 I would like the Attorney Generals office to work with a lawyer to get my full amount back, including any charges made to my account from my bank due to the negative amount of money in my bank account.
Thank you for your time.
This company is bad, don't talk to them, any magazine company for that matter. Don't ever give ANY information out. I learned the hard way, but never again.
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