Report: #196767

Complaint Review: Overachiever Enterprises

  • Submitted: Fri, June 16, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, June 16, 2006
  • Reported By: bothell Washington
  • Overachiever Enterprises
    831 W. Maple Ave
    Homewood, Illinois

Overachiever Enterprises door-to-door magazine sales scam; played on my sympathy for young man of color trying to better his life ripoff Homewood Illinois

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Overachiever Enterprises sends young men door-to-door, selling magazine subscriptions at inflated prices, all to help these youth (in both cases at my door, African-American young men) to lift themselves out of poverty and "live somewhere nice, like you do."

Sympathetic sucker, me. The first year, I subscribed and the magazine did come. Ths second year, since I'd seen results before, I spent $140 for three magazines. After 7 months, they haven't come and all my calls to the Overachiever Enterprises office in Homewood, Illinois, come to nothing. There is a nice recording, from someone named Sandra McDonald, assuring me that refunds will be handled promptly and that my call if important. But after about 8 calls over two months, no response.

A Homewood phone operator matched the address on the sales slip with a business operating there now, Executive Support Center. I called and talked to an aggravated man who said there was no Overachiever Enterprises, he had no knowledge of them, and I should call the state attorney's office.

I have requested complaint forms from both Washington and Illinos state attorneys, and will file with both states.

And will never again subscribe/give a check to/buy from door-to-door salesman!

bothell, Washington

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