- Report: #244616
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Publishers Business Services
Publishers Business Services217 NW Westmonte Drive, # 2012 Altamonte Springs, Florida U.S.A.
Publishers Business Service Publishers Direct Services Magsubs.com Harrassment during work hours, refusing to conatct me @ home for this persoanl matter, etc. Ripoff Altamonte Springs Florida
* : Not exactly a scam....
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: inside info
A month later I received a follow up call in regards to a new account w/ this company. I claimed I never received the information in the mail, and was told by another woman that this didn't matter. They had a voice recording, which is JUST as good as a signature. Well, signatures can be forged as well as recordings can be altered. I was connected to "customer service" and was told by Bill that I could NOT back out and that I owed $700 +.
I went on to explain how I never wanted this subscription. Again, I was told to pay.
I began to receive calls from a "company" of arbitrators called John Hammonds Office. They misrepresented themselves from the get-go. Cesar called me three time for a "deal" saying if I pay $250, this would be cleared up. Upon the request of a letter head from John Hammonds, he failed to produce. No more calls from Cesar.
Just recently, a Mike Morgan has called from this arbitrators office. He has finally called my house, leaving a clever message saying he is the mediator for my account for "whatever the name of the company is I ordered magazines from..." , but cannot produce a letterhead, nor does he have a contact number outside of Publishers Direct Services office. Misrepresentation, again.
Finally, he has supposedly turned this over to collections, which is what Cesar promised to do over a month ago.
They have tried roping me into giving personal information over the phone, harrassed me @ work, and tried making me give payment info over the phone on numerous occasions. Fortunately, I have not given one cent, as I feel they were trying to scam me.
After reading these accounts dealing w/ this telemarketting company, I have found I have nothing to really worry about... afterall, they have gone from $700 bills, to threats of collection agencies, $250 settlements, right down to $125 settlements... yet I fail to see how paying $125 for something I never wanted in the first place would make this company cease to call me, even in the aftermath.
I am sure I will here from another one of these "snakes" from magsubs.com POSING as a "mediator" or "arbitrator"...
You can Google anything, and I can tell you that John Hammonds is no arbitrators office. They have the same 800 # as Publishers Direct/Business Services/ magsubs.com
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/18/2007 01:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Publishers-Business-Services/Altamonte-Springs-Florida-32714/Publishers-Business-Service-Publishers-Direct-Services-Magsubscom-Harrassment-during-work-244616. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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