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August 29th, 2008, 09:38 AM #1Hearst Magazine Scam
I wanted to let you know of a situation that happened to me involving magazine subscriptions.
I love magazines and subscribe to many. A few months ago, I received an invoice from House Beautiful magazine telling me that I owed for my subscription.
I knew I had paid, even though I had requested to be billed later. So I tore up the bill.
A few weeks later, I got another bill. Again, I knew I didn’t owe any money, but you do start doubting yourself. I called, and was told that they didn’t even see a subscription for me. I went on the website, and it said I was paid.
A few weeks later, I received another bill, this time threatening legal action and being reported to the credit bureau for non-payment. So I caved, and since I liked the magazine, I sent my $12.
To my surprise, I got the same letter in the mail regarding my Redbook subscription a few days ago.
Here’s part of what it said:
“Dear Dyan Carlson:
When you entered into an agreement to be billed later, we believed you would send your renewal payment upon receipt of your invoice. Now as your subscription is coming to an end, we still have not received your payment.
You can resolve this matter quickly and easily by returning the subscription invoice with your payment…”
Read it again.
What they are saying is that they BELIEVED I would renew my subscription, and want payment for that.
I am curious to see the progression of threats as I don’t respond….
Please pass this on to EVERYONE you know. I encourage everyone to cancel any subscription that they have with any Hearst Magazine. This is really shameful.
Here’s some links to what they have done:
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