got a letter from Galaxy Credit stating that my account has been sent to them for collection of bill for renewal of readers digest subscription. called to talk to Ralph to get more info. was told that i ( keith Wagner) was on tape agreeing to renew with NMS and that they would not have sent me to collection if they did not think they had a leg to stand on since i am on tape.
told him i am shocked as i always hang up on telemarketers. requested to hear tape, ralph said he would call when tape was available. he called this week 9/22/04 with tape. listened to tape. it was my wife and not me. tape seemed to start when call was already in progress. salesman stated that they were going to renew for $2.13 @ issue. and stated price. wife asked several questions, how long, how many issues etc. when asked for my credit card # to "secure" the deal she stated that she was not authorized to use my card. sales man goaded and harassed her to try and make her use my card. she hung up.
ralph came on and i stated that it sounds like she was trying to get out of the deal as she was not authorized in the first place. he stated that they have her agreeing to renew. only statement to that effect was her telling him she felt that her husband would want to do the deal ( this is untrue as stated earlier i always hang up on telemarketers and renew with the particular magazine). ralph said so you refuse to pay and i said yes and he said he would put the case in the file marked refuse to pay. do not know what will happen now but i intend to do my best to shut these companies down with all the legal means at my disposal.