• Report: #119994

Complaint Review: Palmetto Marketing

  • Submitted: Sat, November 27, 2004
  • Updated: Sun, January 23, 2005

  • Reported By:Cullman Alabama
Palmetto Marketing
7522 Wiles Rd Ste 112 Coral Springs, Florida U.S.A.

Palmetto Marketing Inc. Rip-off! Dishonest magazine scam! Coral Springs Florida

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: most of the young people who work for these companies, really don't realize that it's a scam.

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This young college/high school age kid came to my door and said his name was "Brent Kennedy" and that he was in a contest against other seniors at his school and that he was trying to beat the girls in this contest to sell magazines for a trip. He showed me his identification picture (which I casually just glanced at). I bought 3 magazines from him. Redbook was 22.00 + 10.00 fee-- he told me this was for 3 year subsription and Car& Driver 44.00 for 3 years, and maxim 36.00 for 3 year subscription + 10.00 fee.

He asked me to write two checks so that he could consider one a gift subscription and he would get extra points. Total of my purchase was 112.00. My husband wasn't home at the time. He asked me what type of business my husband was in (which I thought was a little weird). After he left, I realized I probably spent too much on these magazines, so I read the back of the sale paper and it said that you can cancel the transaction within 3 days of purchase. There is no phone number for the company, only an address.

I had a bad feeling, so I went to google and typed in Palmetto Marketing Inc (I wrote the two checks out to PMI per "Brent Kennedy's" request). Here I found the rip-off reports. I have sent a stop payment on two checks to my bank. This is a terrible scam to do to people around Christmas time. What goes around comes around. Eventually these scam artists will get what they deserve. Oh by the way, he even told me that I could claim this on my taxes at the end of the year. What a bunch of crap.

Jennifer
Cullman, Alabama
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

most of the young people who work for these companies, really don't realize that it's a scam.

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

Hi, I'm really sorry that you had to go through this experience, but most of the young people who work for these companies, really don't realize that it's a scam. I worked for PMI for a year and if I had realized the magnatude of people that were getting riped off I never would have worked for them, but you have to realize that you can't necessarily blam the kids selling, most of them haven't been doing it long due to the high turn over rate due to how these kids are treated. But they are trained to sell you as many mags for as much as possible, and even I sold an ungodly number of mags for alot of money to people but it's the only way to get paid so that they can eat and not get the s**t knocked out of them or screamed at. I can't say for sure that all of the companies that travel are like that because I only worked for this one, but just be careful who you buy stuff from, and TRY not to be too harsh to these kids that knock on your door, because more than likely they truely believe that everyone who buys a mag from them is going to get, I did.
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