A few years ago I received a bill from Winners Readers Service for $1100+ for a multi-magazine subscription I never made. I did receive magazines, but I threw them away since I usually don't read magazines and I certainly didn't want to read the ones they were sending. I called Winners Readers about the bill, and I received a return call. The rep insisted I ordered the magazines and as proof they could provide tapes on the phone for me to hear myself ordering them. I told him to stop sending the unwanted magazines and take me off their list. I also said I would not pay for something I never asked for.
Today I received a call from Winners Readers telling me that I had a late payment due. He said it was on a subscription from a second order I had placed--again, something I had never done. In fact he followed that up saying that I made a third order in March and that he had me on tape placing the order. He placed the tape for me to listen to over the phone, and I clearly was not listening to myself placing an order, as anyone else would be able to tell, yet he insisted it sounded like me!! That's where I got upset, about (1) being called a liar; and (2) being ripped off--again.
I hung up the phone. Here's a laugh. He called back and asked why I hung up! I informed him that in fact he was harassing me and I wouldn't stand for it. Hung up again. Haven't heard since.
Things that should be mentioned about Winners Readers Service, things I noticed when I first received the $1100 bill: The bills come on Xerox paper, not professional letterhead/paper; Winners Readers' address is a P.O.Box, with no established street address; bill comes in an envelop from a box of 50 bought at a drugstore (that's my characterization); there is no return address on the envelop; when they called me, my caller ID read "private," no numerto contact them; absolutely nothing professional is displayed in their written or oral (they got rude and billigerent on the phone), communications/bills. Finally, all because of that I'm changing my phone number.