During the Thanksgiving holidays, I went back to my home in Tennessee after attempting to return to work, having been on disability for several years.
I received a telephone call on 11/27/06 from a woman selling magazine subscriptions. I did order Field & Stream and another one which I cannot recall the name of.
My checking account was debited $33.54 immediately.
To date (January 1, 2007), I have received 2 magazines. One of them is "Star", a magazine containing articles about Hollywood stars (which I despise), and the other is "Blender" - a rock and roll user's guide. I am a guitar player, playing only the blues, and have never been a fan of rock and roll music.
I could not tolerate the demands of the job due to a recent triple cardiac bypass, and went back on disability.
I spent several hundred dollars which I borrowed to travel to Texas, lodging once arriving there for the job, the return trip home, etc. My checking account had a balance of $21.50 upon my return home.
NME debited my checking account again on December 28, 2006 for another $33.54, causing my account to be overdrawn, thus my bank charged another $30.00.
My disability check is direct deposited, so on the 3rd of this month (January 2007), the total overdraft amount will be the first transaction. I am going to the bank tomorrow to file a dispute for these charges.
I intend to go to great lengths to report this "rip-off" to every agency available to public consumers, including consumer affairs, better business bureau, etc.
I will never order anything over the phone or the internet again, and encourage others that have been ripped off to file complaints with the appropriate agencies.