• Report: #363672
Complaint Review:

The Hearst Corporatrion - Invoicing Bureau

  • Submitted: Sat, August 16, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, August 16, 2008

  • Reported By:Spring Branch Texas
The Hearst Corporatrion - Invoicing Bureau
New York, NY Red Oak, Iowa U.S.A.

The Hearst Corporatrion - Invoicing Bureau Magazine Illegal Renewal Red Oak Iowa

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I have subscribed to Country Living Magazine for many years on and off. I last responded to a subscription offer on April 16, 2007 and sent along my check in the amount of $19.97 for a 1 year subscription.

I have a copy of my check for this subscription. Now out of the blue I am getting billings from The Hearst Corporation generated from a Red Oak, Ia. address stating that my account is Past Due. The first invoice stated that I requested a renewal and Bill Me Later option, which I did not. The next invoice, featuring red coloration on the Past Due invoice and indicates a G.L. Valk as the Notification Officer.

What a sting operation they have going! I did not, nor will I ever renew any subscription with The Hearst Corporation. I always enclose payment when I take out or renew a subscription. This is why I know I never checked a block or responded in any way to a "Bill Me Later" scenario.

There are suspiciously no phone numbers or other contact information listed on the invoices (2) I have recieved, only a www.pay.countryliving.com internet address which provides no other links to my issue.

Anyone else with a mystery renewal & "Bill Me Later" or in this case threaten me later scenario please respond to this Rip Off Report website. I am curious as to just how far this scam is reaching. I have never subscribed to "O" Magazine, same publisher, who someone has submitted a report to Ripoff Report describing a same scenerio. Thanks for reading my report.

Wanda k
Spring Branch, Texas

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