Like everyone else I was scammed. However, I did recieve the magazines. They weren't anything I was interested. They charged my credit card. I didn't think anything about it. I have since cancelled the credit card.
Recently, I went to the website of one of the magazines that I get. I was surprised to find out that I have a subscription for the magazine until 2006. I don't even remember renewing it!! In fact for all my magazine subscriptions I get a bill and then pay it that way. No automatic renewal on credit cards or from back accounts.
I remember speaking with Media Outsourcing back in 1998 or 1999. Well needless to say, who hold the subscription to the magazine but Media Outsourcing!! After many phone numbers I still cannot reach them.
I haven't recieved any phone calls from then and have since moved to a new address and changed my name (marriage). About two months ago I was at my parents house and my old phone number rang and someone asked for me...(my old name). Anyway, they said they were from "Readers Services." My mother immediatlely stated that I did not live there anymore and hung up.
So now I am wondering if they are trying to contact me again. Or did they send my account to a Collection agency. It is not on my credit reports because I check them every six months (after I found many errors on one of them.) I believe that I paid all of the money that they wanted.
I am just trying to figure out who renewed the subscription as I didn't! Also, could they possible use a cancelled credit card for the transaction? I cancelled the credit card a very long time ago.
Yes I agree magazines should not do businees with this company. I cancel a subsctiption, I should get my money back. You can forget about that with Media Outsourcing as you can't even get a phone number that works.
Voorhees, New Jersey