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76, Report #218388
Oct 30 2006
08:36 PM
AM Press Association door-to-door magazine scam ripoff Miami Florida
The guy came to the door, and said he was earning points for a scholarship. He told me that for every 50 bucks worth of sales he got 600 points. He was talking so fast I could hardly get the jist of the program he was talking about. So I picked out a Princess Disney book set, 4 a year, for 3 years, for about $70. He told me I could also purchase a coupon book for another $30 or so to make it an even amount. He then proceeded to tell me that they take checks and I would have to pay 1/2 up front, ($50), and send the other 1/2 to AM Press in Miami, FL within two weeks of the dated receipt. He also told me that I would have to send back the receipts with the payment to fill out how well he did as a salesman. Later I get online to check this company out, and this was the first site found with the company's name listed. So I read the fine print on the back of the receipt, and found I could send in a request of cancelation withing 3 days of the transaction. And I sent one in. Two days later my $50 check cleared, and I've called the company twice, no answer, left messages, no reply. Amy Eugene, OregonU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
77, Report #177650
Feb 23 2006
08:15 AM
AM Press Company SCAMS using you ripoff Miami Florida
I purchased a coupon book after clarifying with the sales person that there would be no more expense after the intial purchase. I was also told that if not satisfied I could get my money back. I purchased in July 2005 I had already figured this was a scam because I did not recieve anything. Feb. 2006 I finally recieved the book. It would cost more to use it. I called the company to get my money back. I was told I could have a magazine instead that I was over my three days. What a scam. Ronda St Petersburg, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
78, Report #177566
Feb 22 2006
04:21 PM
AM PRESS ASSOCIATES ripoff LaBelle Florida
This people is going everywhere doing the same thing. It seems like nobody can stop them. They are taking many from a lot of people while they are not providing what they promised. I wonder how can we stop them. This is a real public fraud. Please let us united and do something. Thanks. Giovanni LaBelle, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: LaBelle, Florida
79, Report #176402
Feb 15 2006
03:10 PM
AM Press Association ripoff, scam, door to door magazine sales Miami Florida
I had a female stop at my address selling magazines so she could earn money to start her own business. I decided to order one magazine against my better judgement, but I felt sorry for her and would her a check for $12.50 and sent the receipt in to order the magazine. This was September 30, 2005 and as of today date - February 15, 2006 no magazine, but the check was cash. I wrote many letters and no response. My next step is the get a copy of my cancel check and see how it was signed and report this and see if I can file criminal charges against these people. Even through this is a small amount, I'm on a fixed income and can't afford to blow money like this. Zanya Lockport, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
80, Report #233107
Jan 28 2007
06:21 AM
AM Press Associates One Way to Solve The Rip Off Problem. Sort Of Miami Florida
A simple way to ensure that you do not get ripped off (other than not getting lured in the first place) is to call your bank the same day and have a Stop Payment put on the checks you wrote to those scamming jerks. You should also send in your receipt and a letter to the company, but calling your bank is a sure-fire way to keep your money where you want it. Unfortunately, I called my bank a day too late and now have to find a new course of action:( Lana Tucson, ArizonaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
81, Report #222303
Nov 27 2006
02:58 AM
AM PRESS ASSOCIATES they screwed me out of my money Miami Florida
Two females in their twenties posing as college students looking to score points for some stupid competition for their school. I fell for it because they were both cute, flirtatious females. So some might say I got what was coming to me. But don't let it happen to you! If two dumb biotches try to talk you into making a down payment on magazine subscriptions, politely excuse yourself and go grab the most powerful assault rifle you can find in the house. When you return, open fire and make the evening news. You'll be a hero and I don't think I'm alone when I say that. :-) Shawn jacksonville, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
82, Report #259834
Jul 10 2007
09:18 AM
AM Press Associates - MAGS R US EASY PREY Ripoff MIAMI Florida
In February 2007, two young people, Ben and Amy, came to my door and stated selling magazines in order to qualify for scholarships. I ordered a magazine from both of them, totalling $175 (includes $25 for Bonus Coupon Books). I was told would take 60/90 days to get 1st delivery. Paid $75 on February 22 and the of 99.90 on March 24. I should have gotten the 1st magazine by the end of June. On July 10, 2007, I called the personnel number 866-667-4346 and spoke w/Amy, (not sure if the same young girl who sold me) She stated give it until the end of July or could be longer because some magazines are quarterly. I ordered Woman's Day and Elle Magazine. I am easy prey -- a sucker for young people who want to acheive academically. I was fooled. I would like my magazine subscription or I want my money back. Kimberley PORT ST LUCIE, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: MIAMI, Florida
83, Report #260499
Jul 12 2007
05:29 PM
AM Press Assoc. Scam, Con, Lied, Ripped Off Ripoff Miami Florida
My wife informed me that a man came to the house today while she was outside with our son and a few neighbors. The man claimed to be selling magazine subscriptions for a company called AM Press Assoc. He stated to my wife that he was trying to win a contest and had a shot at winning if he sold enough magazine subscriptions. He got my wife to purchase a subscription for 24.95. She paid him 12.50 in cash on the spot and filled out a reciept. She was told that she needed to send in another 12.45 to the PO Box listed on the top of the receipt. Upon returning home from work, my wife informed me that she had purchased a magazine subscription from a college student trying to win a contest. She showed me the receipt and I immediately became suspicious. There was no phone number to call, no business address and it stated checks needed to be made out to cash. This had Scam written all over it. I tried researching the company on the internet, however, they have no website. I came upon reports of other individuals who have been ripped off by this company. Most disturbing, I got to read the stories of parents whose kids were pulled into working for these criminals. This is a major scam! If I can be of any assistance in stopping this magazine cult, please let me know. Kris Holbrook, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
84, Report #262364
Jul 21 2007
07:16 PM
AM Press Associates Scam charging Double for 1 magazine subscription. Miami Florida
Thursday, July 21, 2007, at 8:45pm a boy and a girl came knocking at our door my husband answered and I followed. They simply stated they would earn points for a Savings bond for college or to start their own business. So we answered some questions, they invited themselves into the house. They sat down and presented us with a list of magazine titles. I looked and asked how much one would be. They kept trying to put an order in for 2 and I told them I could only order one. She pretended to look up a Magazine Title and search for a price. In the mean time my husband had to leave for work. She presented me with a scribble scrabbled receipt that had prices marked and scratched out. She told me to pay $20 now and send in another $20 and after the second payment I would receive my magazine. She told me to write out the check for cash which I wasn't sure why. After talking to my Sister who worked in a bank she told me that a check made out for cash means that anybody can cash it. I have decided not to send in the other $20 and do without the magazine. I'm already out of $20 and I don't want to be had on another $20. I kindof questioned them at first but I was uncomfortable with them in my house and my husband gone. My check has already been cashed. It may not seem like a lot of money but to me it is. AP Louisville, KentuckyU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
85, Report #240207
Mar 22 2007
06:50 AM
Am Press Stop Check Payment Does Not Work! fraud ripoff Miami Florida
Same deal here. 2 guys earning points for college. I bought 1 and gave them a check. My neighbor also bought 1 and gave check. After the 2 left, my neighbor found this site and called me. We both went looking for the 2 guys in the neighborhood to get our checks back. No luck. We both put stop payments on the checks. Today, both our checks cleared! I called my bank to find out why. They told me the checks were deposited electronically. A stop payment would not stop this. Has anyone had more money taken out of their accounts besides the total of the check? I'm worried AM Press can withdraw money from my account electronically. I do not want to go through the hassle of canceling and setting up a new account since I have auto payments and deposits set up. joe port charlotte, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
86, Report #265106
Aug 03 2007
05:24 PM
AM Press Association SCAM!! Miami Florida
Today 2 men came to my door selling magazines. I was hesitate at first to purchase any but then I decided to and purchased 2 children's magazines for my daughter. I made checks out to Cash which should have been the first red flag. I waited until after to check them out online. Which I then learned that they were scammed. I would be the last person in the world to do this, but they got me. I then notifed the police department, immediately put stop payments on the checks and then closed the account which they were drawn on. You can never be too careful, just want to help save another person from making the same mistake that I did. Pissedoffinma Shrewsbury, MassachusettsU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
87, Report #270460
Aug 27 2007
07:02 AM
AM Press Associates took my money! Ripoff Miami Florida
I had a man come to the door saying I could help him earn money for the upcoming college semester and get a great deal on a magazine subscription for my kids. I felt he was sincere and my kids did not have any magazines coming at the time. I ordered and wrote my check on 3/29/07. It is now 8/27/07 and still no magazine! My check was cashed within 3 days of the order and the phone number on the receipt is bogus! There is no web address or even a street address only a PO Box. I will now think twice before I ever believe another door to door salesman. I really have chalked it up as 32.50 I will never see again. Tammy Orange Park, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
88, Report #271268
Aug 30 2007
06:33 AM
AM Press - Mags R Us Suckered in! Miami Florida
Magazines are not an endangered specis. If you want one, go to any supermarket. They're very accessable. Same old senario -- cut, young kid comes to door, tells about credit he can receive, pick at least one subscription. Paid half of cost. Then stupid enough to mail second half to address on receipt. Be leery of P.O. Box numbers. A busy cannot take place in the P.O. Box. P.S. I'm out 25 buckaroos! Victim+ Holbrook, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
89, Report #271278
Aug 30 2007
07:10 AM
AM Press Association Door To Door Magazine Sales are Big Scam Miami Florida
I have always been one of those people who like to help others, since growing up my family did not have much. So, when a young man in his college years knocks on my door asking if I would like to purchase magazines in support of his college education. So, I let him tell me his speal about how he is rasining money, so he could travel abroad and study. Since I recently graduated from college myself, I was envious of his adventure and wanted to help where I could. So, I write a check and make it out to 'CASH' as he recommended. I should have known that was a sign that something was not right. After waiting for over 90 to 120 days to start receiving my magazine, I go back & look at the receipt this eager to laern young man gave me and found no phone number, website, email address, or physical address. So, I write a letter to the PO Box that was given. About a week later, the letter was returned marker 'no such sender.' I was livid. I called a friend that dealt with news invistagations and he told me that this company has been doing it for years now. So, I decided to tell all my friends and family about this scam. What gets me is how can someone know that they are going around scaming people like this?! Please let everyone know about this scam, so it does continue to happen to other caring people whojust want to support a good cause. Lessel24 Oldsmar, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
90, Report #273951
Jun 07 2005
08:26 AM
MAGS R US / AM Press Associates RIPOFF Miami Florida
About six months ago this guy came to my house selling magazines to help pay for college. Up to this day I have not received any magazines or letter from the company. Dont let them fool you with their sad stories.... Gaudy Slidell, LouisianaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
91, Report #274601
Sep 14 2007
07:42 PM
AM Press Association rip off Minneapolis Minnesota
AM Press Assoc rip off - I saw some of the guy door to door asking for cash in Minneapolis, one of them was at my door saying that if I buy some magazines from AM Press Assoc he would get 250 points that will help him to win a scholarship, as I am a student too, I asked him that what do I have to do to help him earn those points. He said that I have to buy some magazines from AM Press Assoc. But later he said he wanted to open his own music store, so I found that he wasn't in college, and I asked him that what instrument he plays, he was thinking then he answer me that he play drums and very little guitar. Finally, I bought the magazines, but I told him that I didn't have any cash with me. He asked me if i had checks, I said no I don't have checks. I asked him if I could pay with credit card, he answered that yes. He wrote down my information and after a conversation he left. Later I search for the company AM Press Assoc to see when I was going to get my magazines and all I found after I typed the name AM Press Assoc I was impressed of what I was reading. I call the bank to cancel my credit card, before they charged to my card. The next day I when to the police department to inform the about this problem. Later a friend of mine told me that those people are not from around the area they usually came from other states. Thanks that I searched online about this, I didn't get ripoff. Andg Minneapolis, MinnesotaU.S.A.
Entity: Minneapolis, Minnesota
92, Report #296655
Jan 03 2008
12:19 PM
AM PRESS ASSOC Magazine scam in a military community. MIAMI Florida
I ordered 2 magazines for my Kids from salesmen. Gave them half the money and mailed the rest with in 10 days like they said. Its been 2 months and I still haven't received the magazines. I went to check online for a phone number for the company and found out it was a scam. How do I get my money back now? Pam Oak Grove, KentuckyU.S.A.
Entity: MIAMI, Florida
93, Report #298606
Jan 09 2008
08:53 PM
Minuteman Press Their unethical business practices (fraud) cost me $200,000 Tarzana California
I bought a printing frannchise from them and started it from the ground up. What they did was sell me inventory, equipment and software that I did not need or was outdated and obsolete. After discussing customers I would get (family and friends) they failed to inform me that the equipment that they sold me was insufficient to handle such large jobs. The training I received was subpar which you only realize when you try to operate a store. The field support that was part of the agreement was almost nonexistent. When I was hospitalized due to heart problems they were asked for help in running the store but none was given. Other stores in the area that were older, and more profitable, did get help when they requested it. This lack of support during a crucial time caused us to have to sell the store for pennies on the dollar. They did help with the sale and acted against my best interests at every point. I was told that I would not have to do anything during the sale and it would take about 30 days for the escrow to close. It took almost one year and documents were given to the escrow company that falsely gave my approval to things I did not know were even in the works. Obviously that cost me even more money. Over one and a half years after I gave up the store I have not been able to get my security deposit back from the landlord because my Minuteman Press rep, Dan Byers, told them in writing that I told them to give it to the new owners. I did not authorize this, it was never mentioned to me and was done behind my back. I'm in the process of going to small claims court against the landlord who, in fact, was lied to by Minutemqn Press. My advice to anyone wanting to buy a franchise from these people is to just go to Las Vegas and put $200,000 on a single hand of blackjack. At least you have a chance at making money and you will have a better time than I did with Minuteman Press. Robert XXXXXXXXX Oak Park, CaliforniaU.S.A. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
Entity: Nationwide
94, Report #100939
Jul 28 2004
05:46 AM
AM Press Associates ripoff Miami Florida
This young lady (Aubrey) came to our door and she told her practiced story of what she was doing. She said that she was selling magazines in order to get money for college. She told us her story and explained how everything worked. So my boyfriend decided that he was going to get me a subscription because it was relatively cheap and we were going to be helping somebody. So he wrote her a check and off she went. She was walking around the neighborhood and her ride wasn't going to be back to pick her up for about an hour and it was raining. So I offered her my umbrella. She said Oh, I don't want to take your umbrella. I didn't want her to either so I told her to just drop it off when she got picked up. She never showed. My boyfriend and I were then uncomfortable because we had written her a check for $25 and now we thought it was a scam. He called his bank and to cancel the check would cost $20. So either way we lose. So we got ripped for $25 and an umbrella. He said that is the last time he helps anyone who comes to our doorstep. Stefanie york, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
95, Report #151672
Jul 28 2005
08:54 PM
Am Press Associates ripoff of 70$ for subscription to usweekly Miami Florida
Two handicapped girls came to my door asking if I wanted a magazine subscription. I told them I had about 6 already and they told me that they were trying to save money to go to school and become therapist. At the time I worked in a therapy department. I subscribed to Us weekly and gave the girls a check for 30$ and 5$ in cash. They told me I would not be able to get the magazine until i paid the other 35$. Five days later I wrote them a check for the money. The other day I was in the store and realized that i was supposed to be getting the magazine. I went through my files at home and tried to find a way to contact them to tell them i had not received the magazine andto see what had happened. I went online and typed in am press associates and mags r us when the ripoff scam should up on my screen. This was 5 months later. sara new port richey, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Miami, Florida
96, Report #249933
May 23 2007
01:32 PM
AM Press Associates Rosa Estrada Stateline Nevada
Rosa Estrada visited me on November 30, 2006 trying to sell magazines for her college tuition. It looked a bit shabby but I tried to put my distrust aside. I should have trusted my instincts as the subscription I paid for, almost 40% more than a regular subscription, has still not arrived over 5 months later. So AM Press obviously runs a sham business. Why is it so many victims, yet no resolution? Sorry, Rosa, but your name is now tainted because you decided to associate yourself with the company. Lon Lake Tahoe, NevadaU.S.A.
Entity: Stateline, Nevada
97, Report #1165878
Jul 29 2014
01:44 PM
Power Traders Press PUMP and DUMP, Scammers Melville Internet
I was contacted by Power Traders Press last month, about joining there news letter. I subscribed for 99.00 dollars and one of there Account Excutives Erik Matz and Ron Hardy ( Rip off Artist tolfd me about a Penny Stock on the OTCBB that was the Next Big thing. After some research Both of these scumbags are baned from the SEC and FINRA for STEALING peoples Money just like they did me I put 25k into there great idea and got burned.    DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH on FINRA, Erik Matz is a CROOK, Ron Hardy is to. 
Entity: Internet
98, Report #972187
Feb 16 2016
07:58 AM
Press Talent Management & Development Las Vegas Nevada
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Entity: las vegas, Nevada
99, Report #1198870
Jan 02 2015
05:57 AM
Aliex Press Taken money out of bank account and I don't know why Internet
I have noticed that money has been taken from me because I apparently I gave money to AliexPress. I don't why this is happening to me. I never heard of AliexPress. AliexPress has taken money from me in three different occasions. First they took $6.99 then $7.99 and again $6.99 and I fear  it will happen again and perhaps take even a bigger amount of money from me and I don't know what to do. Help!?
Entity: Internet
100, Report #1187821
Nov 09 2014
07:55 PM
Minuteman Press International Inc Christopher Jutt unlawful conduct in Australia Farmingdale New York
  Minuteman developed its brutal, oppressive and complex franchise system over a period of 40 years. Minuteman deceives and cheats prospective franchisees into buying into the franchise system.  The Minuteman Franchise Agreement has a 35 year term. The agreement is generally extremely one-sided and unfair in favor of Minuteman whilst it is to the detriment of the franchisee. The franchisee cannot terminate the Agreement. The agreement is the backbone of the oppressive Minuteman franchise system. Once the Franchise Agreement has been signed, the franchisee is dominated, indoctrinated, suppressed and exploited by the dictatorial Minuteman. Minuteman has a core team of well-trained representatives at its Head Office in Farmingdale, New York, USA. The team members are trained to ruthlessly protect the interests of Minuteman, mostly to the detriment and at the expense of the Minuteman franchisees. Minuteman sends these well-trained representatives from its Head Office to market its franchise system to prospective franchisees in Australia. Whilst in Australia the representatives are also responsible to do support work in Minuteman franchise stores. Christopher Jutt, the son of Minuteman’s Senior Executive Vice President, is a member of the well-trained Minuteman team.   Typically the Minuteman representatives enter Australia on “Short Stay” visas. Typically a “Short Stay” visa is for holiday purposes or for attending a conference in Australia and the visa holder must depart Australia within 3 months. Typically the “Short Stay” visa-holder may not work in Australia.   Christopher Jutt - unlawful conduct in Australia: It appears that Christopher Jutt entered Australia in about July 2012 on a “Short Stay” visa. He worked in Australia at the Brisbane Franchise Exhibition where he marketed the Minuteman franchise system to prospective franchisees. After the Franchise Exhibition Christopher Jutt remained in Australia, worked as a full time employee of Minuteman Press International Inc. He continued to market the Minuteman Franchise System to prospective new franchisees. In addition he was responsible to provide operational support to existing Minuteman franchisees, assisting the franchisees to improve their marketing and selling skills. Apparently Christopher Jutt worked in Australia in breach of “Short Term Stay” Visa regulations.   Christopher Jutt departed Australia by end September 2012, before the expiry of the 3 month term of his “Short Stay” visa.   On 1 October 2012 Steven Cooper, of the Minuteman Head Office in New York, sent an email to all Minuteman franchisees in New South Wales and Queensland Australia, advising of the appointment of Christopher Jutt as Minuteman’s Area Manger for New South Wales and Queensland.   Christopher Jutt returned to Australia during October 2012, and immediately started to work in his new position as Area Manager for New South Wales and Queensland.   Christopher Jutt made application to the Australian Authorities for a class 457 visa which was sponsored by his employer, Minuteman Press International Inc. The visa was granted during December 2012 or January 2013. Christopher Jutt again departed Australia during December 2012, before the expiry of the 3 month period of his “Short Stay” visa.   It appears Christopher Jutt unlawfully continued with his work as the Minuteman Area Manager for New South Wales and Queensland whilst the Australian Government considered his application for a class 457 Visa. Christopher Jutt and Minuteman Press International Inc. apparently disregarded and breached Australian Immigration Laws and instead decided to unscrupulously serve their own selfish interests. The apparent unlawful conduct of Christopher Jutt was authorized and condoned by the President of Minuteman, Bob Titus, as well as by the Senior Vice President of Minuteman, Michael Jutt.   Christopher Jutt’s application for an Employer Sponsored 457 Visa was approved during December 2012 or early January 2013.   Many Minuteman franchisees are struggling in their loss-making businesses. These struggling franchisees want to sell their businesses and are desperate to get out of the brutal Minuteman franchise system.  Christopher Jutt is also responsible to find buyers for the struggling Minuteman stores. He is responsible to manage the transfer of the franchise business from the existing franchisee to the new franchisee. The transfer of the franchise store is a two-step process: Firstly Christopher Jutt has to secure a new Franchise Agreement with the buyer of the failed franchise business. The new Franchise Agreement has a 35 year term. The brutal and one-sided agreement cannot be terminated by the franchisee. Secondly Christopher Jutt is responsible to persuade the exiting franchisee to sign the brutal, oppressive and extremely one-sided Deed of Surrender and Release. Christopher Jutt engages in unlawful conduct whilst he intimidates, bullies and rushes the franchisee into signing the Deed. He denies the franchisee the opportunity to seek legal advice before signing the Deed. In addition the exiting franchisee has to pay the $25,850 transfer fee to Minuteman.   Christopher Jutt unlawfully intimidated, bullied and rushed at least 3 Australian franchisees into signing the brutal and one-sided Minuteman Deed of Surrender and Release. He behaved like a thug towards these franchisees.   In addition, Christopher Jutt sold 15 new Minuteman franchise stores to new franchisees during the past 2,5 years. Christopher Jutt therefore entered into 18 new Franchise Agreements on behalf of Minuteman during the past 2,5 years, i.e. 15 agreements for new stores plus 3 agreements for transferring existing stores to new franchisees.   History has shown that more than 73% of the Minuteman franchisees failed in their franchise businesses in New South Wales and Queensland, during the 10 year period to December 2011. Eleven franchisees had to close their failed franchise businesses whilst a further 6 had to sell their loss making businesses.   The franchisees who failed in their franchise businesses made estimated losses of more than $4,500,000. Minuteman received an estimated $3,400,000 from these franchisees.   It therefore follows that more than 73% of the 18 new franchisees who were signed-up by Christopher Jutt, are likely to fail in their franchise stores, i.e. a further 13 franchisees are likely to fail. These franchisees are likely to make losses totaling more than $3,600.000. Minuteman is likely to receive more than $2,762,500 from these franchisees.
Entity: Farmingdale, New York

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