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Complaint Review: PMI AKA Sunshine Subscriptions AKA Gemini AKA CCC, Inc I - Palmetto Marketing

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  • Submitted: Sat, October 07, 2006
  • Updated: Sun, October 08, 2006

  • Reported By:Fall Creek Falls Tennessee
PMI AKA Sunshine Subscriptions AKA Gemini AKA CCC, Inc I - Palmetto Marketing
7522 Wiles Road Suite 112 Coral Springs, Florida U.S.A.

PMI AKA Sunshine Subscriptions AKA Gemini AKA CCC, Inc - Palmetto Marketing New Scam tactic, comes one week, then a week later Coral Springs Florida

*Consumer Suggestion: Here we go again...

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So about 2 weeks ago I was sitting at home playing some video games with friends, when this guy comes and knocks on my door. He said his name was John Masino or something and that he was selling magazines for extra credit in some business sales class. I believed him because the profs at my school do some wierd activities sometimes. I decided to order a subscription to PC Mag, since mine was running out next month. He filled out his form and I wrote him a check. He told me to make it out to CCC, Inc. Then he said that someone would call me a week later and I could cancel if I wanted to back out. After he left I noticed he had put down the wrong magazine on the form and also the wrong address. I figured I would just cancel when they called me in 7 days.

Today, someone else came to my door by the name of Josh Gibson to sell me some more, and I told him that I had already bought from someone else. He asked if it was the Gemini people with CCC, Inc. I told him it was and he said "Did they say they were with school? They aren't supposed to do that. Those people are a scam." I hadn't recieved a call for cancelling my order yet so I was inclined to believe that they were a scam. I didn't order one because I can't afford to until I get my money back for the others. He kept going on that the Gemini people hadn't been with their organization for 2 years. He showed me on my copy of the old reciept where the NFSA logo was blurred out. He kept going on with the fact that he could get my money back if I helped him out with his subscriptions. He even went so far as to get me to call his boss and talk to him. (877 222 5589) I told him to go down to the neighboring apartment because they didn't order anything from the first salesman.

He told me as he was leaving that I could fill out todays date on the back of the CCC reciept and send it back to get a cancellation even if it was past the 3 days. I then drove to the post office and mailed the reciept in to cancel. I then went on the internet and google searched for the names of both companies. CCC, Inc. (Coast to Coast Circulations) apparently does not exist. I searched for Gemini and PMI sales and found out that they are the same company. I doubt that I will ever get my money back or my magazine subscription.

So just beware that they will try to get you twice in 2 weeks with this new tactic, and DON'T fall for it.

Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Here we go again...

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

Joey, you have fallen prey to a scam that has flourished quite nicely since the end of the second world war. Fellas like Joe Edge, Russel Wood and a few more fined tuned the itinerate salescrew phenomenon in the 60-70s, when they enjoyed HUGE tax-free cash earnings gleaned from the porches of this country. They were only better than todays' magcrews in that they fullfilled their own orders if they could not find a cashclearinghouse to do so...because they did not want their agents to be pummeled with complaints about not recieving product. With the advent of the internet, combined with broader consumer awareness about the treatment of the kids who make them rich-they have come into an era where it is much more difficult to hire good, unsuspecting youth. Todays' crews are not concerned with the fact that you might not get those mags. They want CASH-you can't stop-pay on a 50 dollar bill. The new-era mgrs are so inept that they almost to a person have criminal records and million-dollar judgements against them. So how do they continue to survive? Nice folks just like you- who've despite ALL the negative press and enlightenment, can still be swayed by two separate agents in a matter of two weeks. They were BOTH working permits...the NFSA membership reads like an post office wanted comfort from affiliation there, let me tell you. As a former part of the problem, I find myself in a position these days to make the mgrs in the magbiz a little uncomfortable, to their chagrin. They would have those kids believe the ONLY path to success is through their "doors", and sadly, many of them believe them...when in fact, in the end, they will be victimized one last moneys forthcoming when they tire of making someone else rich. Solution...Never,EVER purchase mags from anyone on your doorstep. Getabunch.
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