Viking Magazine Service RIP OFF - DON'T BE SCREWED BY THEM! CHARGES SHOULD BE FILED AGAINST THEM! Burnsville Minnesota
I received a call stating I would receive a $250.00 gift card for Walmart if I purchased some of their magazines. The gentleman suggested several magazines and I refused them, stating they were of no interest to me or I already had a subscription to them. He asked what I would be interested in and I told him quilting or sewing magazines. He stated they did not have any of those magazines. I inquired about craft magazines and he again stated they did not have any. I asked about Rachel Ray magazine and he stated they had that. I agreeded to purchase Rachel Ray and he said I was entitled to a couple free magazines. He suggested several other magazines and I selected Taste of Home. The gentleman asked for a credit card number to charge the magazines to. He said I would be receiving my magazines in approximately 6 - 8 weeks because the order would need to be sent to the publishers. Two days later the charge of $49.90 was charged to my account. Two weeks later I received an itemized statement in the mail for the magazines. Needless to say I was shocked and surprised to see that I would be paying close to $1,000.00 for these magazines!! On the back of the invoice was a notice of cancellation. I immediately signed the cancellation notice and returned it to Viking Magazine. The following month I was charge $49.90 again. I provided the credit card holder with the copy of the notice of cancellation which I had returned to Viking Magazine within the 30 days required. I also called Viking Magazine and the woman I spoke to said I could not cancel the order. I let her know that I had returned the notice of cancellation within the 30 days required. She again told me I couldn't cancel the order. When I questioned her as to why, she stated my order had already gone to the publisher. The following month I was billed again for $49.90. At this point I cancelled my credit card in order to save my money from this rip off scheme. By the third month I had received Lucky magazine. Heck, I'm 60 years old, I don't need to get Lucky, I received Bloomberg Businessweek which I am not at all interested in. I received Bassmaster, heck, I'm disabled and unable to walk down to the river or creek to try and catch a damn fish! I received Womens Health, Sexy Abs and Butt! Hell yeah, sexy abs from pushing my wheelchair around, sexy butt - don't think so because I sit on it 12 - 14 hours a day!! Oh, and my favorite Road & Track, yup, sure wish I could afford a supercharged, turbocharged wheelchair, but on my $627.00 per month SSI, it's not going to happen!Guess what?? I received Redbook! Well at least it does have a few recipes in it, and I had to chuckle at the article The bikini-line problem is your private landscaping making you look...old? Well darn right it is, I am old!! I don't have $300 - $400 a pop, and at least 6 sessions are required. Who cares if I have a landing strip or go Brazilian? My point is, if you order from Viking Magazine, you are not going to get the magazines you want or selected. They will continue to take your hard earned dollars until you close your account with a bank or credit card company! These people need to be stopped!! A class action suit needs to be filed against them. I am our $149.70 for magazines I did not even order. Where is my $250 gift card to Walmart? Another big lie! I have thought about taking the magazines I received to the hospital to let people enjoy in the waiting areas, but I'm not going to do that! I'm going to save the darn things that they keep sending me and if they want them back they can darn well come to my door and collect them, but only after I have received my $149.70 back from them, and the promised $250.00 gift card.If you are contacted by Viking Magazine, hang up on them right away, this is nothing but a SCAM!