Report: #1015417

Complaint Review: American Publishing Froup

  • Submitted: Sat, February 16, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, February 20, 2013
  • Reported By: Anne — Arlington Virginia United States of America
  • American Publishing Froup
    6004 Capital Place
    Virginia beach, Virginia
    United States of America

American Publishing Froup Diana Fake company, Fake Number, real ripoff Virginia beach, Virginia

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It was 9am about the end of November 2012. I received the first call from Diana. She said her company was something else. I could remember it was not American Publishing Group but the name also end with "Group" too. She told me she will charge me $4.99/week or $19.99/month. I thought I wanted to try the first 4 magazines then if I don't like it I can just cancel. I asked Diana for a number that I can call when i want to cancel. She gave me one number and also her name. She said she will send me the first package right away because it was ready to be sent.

Later that day I thought 'What have I done without notice that "how $4.99 4 times become $19.99" 
but anyway I just thought that one month is not usually have exact 4 weeks.

7 days passed. I did not receive anything. I started thinking about it and talked to my husband. I checked my credit card. It was charge $68. I thought they charged me for a whole amount. We wait for 4-5 days and I got nothing. My husband find out the number that Diana gave it to me. Then....bam! The number was the number of entire army or something. The website that has the number was not about Magazine at all. Then I knew I was tricked. I called back to the number that Diana used to call me. It was a cell phone number and nobody pick up.

I called my bank and told them about the unknown amount and changed me credit card.

Luckily, The bank hold the amount back, They gave me a month notice that if i ever used their service. The company could call the bank to ask about a problem.

Today 16-2-2013 I received mail from American Publishing Group that located in Virginia beach, VA.

It says that I owe them $208.25 for $68.28 x 3 times. Well, It is not $19.99 a month like Diana has said and the name of the company has changed! I am not going to pay it. I am getting nothing. On Magazine I have not ever seen. They just sent the mail to scared me.

I will call them at 1-866-268-7950 as it came with the bill. And I will talk to them, see what would they say for receiving noting but still being charged. I probably record their voice and report the police or whoever ever has a responsible for this. I will do as much as I can. 

I hope the information I have given here will be used full for anyone.

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AUTHOR: Anne - (United States of America)

Yesterday at 4.55pm I was about finishing work. I was busy transferring work to my boss. The company called me and ask me in the first sentence. "What card would you like to use today?" I said what? who are you? I am busy can you call me after I am done working? The person said she did not have schedule to call me again and I owe their company $208.xx something. I needed to use another card to keep my account activated. That made me very upset. I yelled at her that "somebody from the company sold me 5 magazines for 19.99 month why are you charging me $68 a month" I did not wait for the answer but continue "I am paying you until you can tell me what are my magazines? Can you tell me why do i have to pay and receiving nothing? Well. I am not paying. You can do whatever with my account, or just cancel it and don't ever think of my money." I hung up because I had a little work to clear with my boss. 

On the way walk from work. I called back the cell phone and some lady else picked up. I can tell from her voice that she was a black woman. She said that I talked to somebody else and did I want her to transfer? I did not care I can talk to her. She said the magazine will be delivered after the payment "13 weeks" I repeated "13 weeks, For what?" 13 weeks mean If i don't like the magazines I can not know until you charged me 4 months. That is not going to work!" then "Somebody named Diana told me she will charge me $4.99/week or 19.99/month why are you charging me $68 a month? Diana told me she was sending me the first package on the day we talked, It should be here 3 months ago, It is not going to be at the post office for 13 weeks"  "Do you still want my money?" The woman said ok Mam. "I am not paying" I said and hang up.
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