• Report: #776746
Complaint Review:

This Old House magazine

  • Submitted: Wed, September 14, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, October 05, 2011

  • Reported By: lyn — new castle Delaware United States of America
This Old House magazine
PO Bx 62121, Tampa Florida 33662-1212 Tampa, Florida United States of America
  • Phone: 1800-8987237
  • Web:
  • Category: Liars

This Old House magazine Regina Evans collections company claims my check returned for non-payment but never presented to bank as claimed funds always available Tampa, Florida

*Author of original report: taken advantaged of again- this time United States Post Office.

*Author of original report: Trying to protect myself in a bizzare world

*Author of original report: 9/16/2011:track and confirm:This old House magazine

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Thank you for this service. On August 13th 2011, I received a post card in the mail from a Regina Evans. stating that, my check was returned from the bank for non-payment and that my subscription would be suspended until a replacement check was sent.

The problem is no check was ever presented to my bank for cashing. If it had it would have been paid in full. Another thing; I closely follow what checks have cleared every month and mark them off as yes or no.I had been following this check as not being cashed out. I emailed the bank via online to ask them did they have it and not posted it. The answer was no it didn't come in. I always had money in the bank. So not having money wasn't an issue.

I called the company: this old magazine and with my account it was marked as paid. So I waited for it to clear. Then I get this post card.

I found the portion of statement and called the magazine. I spoke with someone from India; who could not explain or answer my questions beyond what information he had. I asked to speak with someone else who knew more. He referred me to an account specialist. I spoke with a white woman who was not much better. Her take on it was "all I had to do was send a replacement check and they would restart the account." I was not sending a replacement check. I was not paying by debit or credit card. I wanted to understand what happened?She then said the check was damaged and they did not have the check to re submit it.  I sent them a perfectly good check, a valid check, what happened? I did nothing wrong.

Too many red flags for me. What was wrong or what were they trying to do?

I checked the company August 1, 2011; as of July 27th, 2011 their system says paid in full. the payment was due by 8/18/2011. The payment was for $15.00. I emailed the bank asking about the check on 8/5/2011. The bank responded bank on 8/6/2011 who emailed; the check had not cleared, any further question call--. So I waited. Money in the bank; no reason for over drafts and no over-drafts.

So I called the bank again days later and spoke with people and after calls dropping and calling back, I spoke to a customer service rep who told me what many others had- no record of any check with that number. So I did a three way calling the company with the bank on the line spoke with an eboni who sounded indian?she wanted the same a debit card number to replace the returned check that was never presented. i settled on a cashiers check asked for the mailing address, was given an address, I would find out later was invalid and and incorrect version of an old address. I went to the bank got cashiers check. I went to post office paid $5.59 for certified mailing to this old house magazine P.O Bx 6001 Tampa fla 3366-0001. I would find out on another follow-up call that the address is similar to an old company address but incorrect. also that it takes 3 weeks for payment proccessing. But where is this cashiers check? I have a return receipt on it I have not received back nor has it been returned.

 Now 2 methods of payment are lost all behind this company. What's wrong with this picture? I would think that companies are looking for paying customers. I am not going to send any payment to them again after twice sending them payments and I can't explain what they have done with them.

My mind is running wild with who are the liars here? How can this be remedied. I love the magazine; I love it. But this cannot continue like this. This is causing me dures, distress and increasing headaches.

 I want to pay those I owe but something is wrong here. CAn anyone remedy this for me?

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/14/2011 01:08 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/this-old-house-magazine/tampa-florida-33662-2121/this-old-house-magazine-regina-evans-collections-company-claims-my-check-returned-for-non-776746. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

taken advantaged of again- this time United States Post Office.

AUTHOR: lyn - (USA)

Well todaY oCT 5,TH 2011 I mustered up courage to go to the post office to get a copy of this card/returned receipt a service I paid for. I was told many times by this company usps to come there and get a copy of this returned receipt. Again they told me to they couldn't give it to me,even tho they told me to come there and they would.

Since I know there is a crookedness to this, I pay attention to everything. video cameras mounted and camera's in the ceiling , a tall white woman with boxes she's to mail and next to me asking me if my name is what she thinks it is. I turn my printed paper over, but my name is not on it. So where does she get this name from? A woman waiting on another talking with each other about non related work matter for 20 minutes. The supervisor saying my name even tho I never told her prior. Another white woman at a counter just waiting on nothing while the person waiting on her leaves her there, for a while. Them blasting my e-mail address and address all over the room loudly for everyone to hear.

They told me to go home and wait for the email and or they will mail me what I wanted. Why didn't they do that in the first place. I came home checked my e-mail and there is nothing.  Nothing at all. I am angry full of hatred and seething.It is 7:04 pm est I was there between 6 Pm and 7pm and it was a wasted trip.

Who is for the people? Who is for the senior?. Who is for anybody anymore. I don't like decent. The so called postal worker claimed that everything I told her it didn't happen and the postal system didn't owe me any money back for the service I didn't receive, make this old house magazine pay for it. She said the company cause the post office didn't owe me any moneyback. and did I have a printer go home and print it out. What's wrong with this picture? A complete runaround.

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Trying to protect myself in a bizzare world

AUTHOR: lyn - (USA)

This is my second update. Today is 9/28/2011. I typed this out once today and I did something wrong and it is in limbo.

Yesterday; I spent time trying to follow uo on where is the green card for the certified mailing I did to This Old House Magazine. If you read this from the main complaint, I will not re-write the bulk of it.

1- I called the online USPS and spoke with a rep on 9/27/2011. I explained my situation completely and asked about the green card -gave the tracking numbers and was asked how did I want the copied info sent mail or e-mail. I chose mail. Then the system would not comply to this request which she said was unusual. She said that the green card was suppose to return by 21 days and that was the reason I couldn't be serviced this way. But-- I could go into the branch office and they would print it put for me less than 21 days.

I was given the phone number of the branch post office from a 3700 number. Of which they left on the voice mail. So I called. I spoke with a REP who did the same as the first but stated the green card was treated as first class mail and the signature card was postal property and I was not entittled to it and she couldn't give it to me. I told her I paid for and was entittled to this. She said she couldn't give me it. I could talk to her supervisor. She talked to her supervisor, not me and came back and said the supervisor said come in and He would give it to me. My question is what grand scheme awaits me at the post office?Am I suspicious-- yep- wouldn't you be? Bizzare governmental behaviors on all levels.
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9/16/2011:track and confirm:This old House magazine

AUTHOR: lyn - (USA)

Today; I went online to track and confirm my certified letter, payment and all to this old house magazine.Picture what this means: I am trying.

On 8/31/2011 @ 4:38p.m=Acceptance of said item @a New Castle, De--

Expected delivery by 9/3/2011-Certified Mail returned receipt

Arrival @ unit 9/12,2011--------------------,4:14 am------------Tampa, Florida 33630

9/12/2011----------------- @ 4:14 am notice left--------------Tampa, Florida 33660

9/12/2011-------------------- @4:25am TAMPA FLORIDA 33660 Notice left(no Authorized Receipient Avaliable)

9/12/2011---------------------delivered--- 9/12 2011 @ 8:52 am----Tampa, Florida,33630

 Delivered? ? to whom?

As of today 9/16/2011 no green card returned. for proof of certified mail.-- Waiting.

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