I live on a street where all the residents are one big happy family. We trust and respect each other and their opinions. We are all good hearted people. We have been VIOLATED by a young man named Sean Cubbedge of Palmetto Marketing Inc.
On Friday, August 8,2003, I was coaching my 5 year old sons soccer team. As I pulled in the driveway my husband two-wayed me and asked me to please hurry up and come upstairs, that there was a kid selling magazines to win a trip to Cancun. I went upstairs and met the young man. I looked over the list,and questioned the prices. I told Sean that the prices seemed kind of high (I have not bought magazines in a long time, so I trusted him). He told me that subscription costs have rised considerably. He high fived me after every sentence(annoying????). I purchased one magazine(Game Pro) for 25.97, he then stated that with this purchase I will receive on magazine on the list for 3 years free.
My husband is a car buff so I chose Super Chevy. He told me of the 10.00 processing fee. I proceeded to write PMI a check for 35.97. He left satisfied after writing a supposed message to others to bugg off and quoted Pink Floyd from "Off the Wall" (strange???). When my husband and I went outside to let our children play with the other neighborhood kids, he was speaking to another neighbor and very close friend of mine. She and her husband also purchased magazines. Sean continued to tell us that another neighbor of ours who was expecting her second child also purchased subscriptions from him.
For the last day my neighbor and I have had a bad feeling and were going to call the company and cancel. There was no number listed on the receipt. I checked the internet and to my surprise was brought to this web site. My neighbor and I contacted the local police department and the local newspapers, thank god my bank is open on Sundays so I can cancel my check, the next step is to find out how we can stop this company.
I do have a question. What do the smiley faces and stars mean that they put on the receipt. My neighbor had a smiley face by her name, and I have a star by my phone number. Anyone know.
Thank you to everyone who posted rip-off reports. It is nice to have web sites like this.
Oh just a word of advise, the office who took our report said to ask a solicitor for their town permit next time someone tries to sell us anything. Check with your town or city and see if one is required. If so, please start checking the solicitors.
It is up to us to stop these scams.
Crown Point, Indiana