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Hearst Magazines - Illinois, Lemont - unordered magazines

Posted: 2012-07-28 by    1organicfarm
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 4 votes
for the past year i have been receiving many magazines i never ordered and receiving bills for them
i have already spent quite some time looking online and sending invoices back with notes telling them i never ordered their magazines
last year after many hours of calling i finally contacted on individual who was able to cancel all subscri[tions and stop delivery after a peaceful 4 or 5 months without all the unwanted magazines arriving they have started again except this time different magazines
i no longer have the number i used about a year ago that was able to help me and...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Illinois, Lemont Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Iowa, Harlan - fraudulent orders

Posted: 2012-02-21 by    mamabearaz
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
My daughter and I ordered online through a company called QSP, which partners with schools to have part of magazine proceeds go back to schools, for a 1yr subscription to Seventeen Magazine. Placed order 10/04/2011 and paid directly with credit card through QSP website. Shortly thereafter, started getting "past due" notices from a company called "Hearst magazines". We were unfamiliar with this name, but noticed at bottom of statement not one but two 1yr subscriptions to Seventeen magazine!!! We didn't think too much of this, assumed company's wires must have been crossed...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Iowa, Harlan Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - South Carolina - sending magazines I did not order

Posted: 2011-04-29 by    Fran S. Schultz
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 2 votes
I did not reorder the Redbook but when I have ordered the redbook I pay in advance, and never order any magazine, without paying right away. I have many magazines that say I have a ordered these magazines. Some are honest and let you cancel by phone, or on the Internet, where do I find a way to stop Hearst sending magazines I did not order. Please cancel all magazines.
Thank you....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, South Carolina Complaint category Collections Agencies

Hearst Magazines - Colorado - subscription scam

Posted: 2011-03-01 by    MSStates
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 6 votes
I am so sick of the Hearst Magazine Corp. I received 4 subscriptions with them as a birthday gift. I canceled the subscriptions before the automatic renewal and am now constantly getting their bullying letters trying to trick me into resubscribing. The latest one stating "Your delinquent account with us has been brought to my attention for collection. . . .Take a moment now to settle your obligation with us. . . " I have no obligation with them and despite liking their magazines doubt I will subscribe with them ever again and their letters that are on the brink of harassement....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Colorado Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - subscription fraud

Posted:    Celtic
Complaint Rating:  91 % with 11 votes
The Good Housekeeping Magazine web site posts several sweepstakes offers (contests). To enter, you type your name, postal address, & email address onto a form. Presto! You're just subscribed to Good Housekeeping. Even if you select an Unsubscribe link, invoices start coming. This is fraud. I no longer trust Good Housekeeping - & they pretend to be consumer advocates. Ha! Not true....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Iowa, Red Oak - unauthorized billing

Posted:    Whitney Sitzler
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 9 votes
I received a letter from Hearst Magazines basically threatening my perfect credit rating by accusing me of not paying for a magazine subscription to Veranda Magazine. I know that I did NOT subscribe to this; I have had a subscription to it in the past, but I always pay for magazine subscriptions on the front end. I know that I did not order this and ask them to bill it to me. According to their complaint, the subscription begins on March 2010.
I cannot find a phone number or website or email address anywhere. I am furious. I will never purchase another product by Hearst.
Thank you!
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Iowa, Red Oak Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Iowa, Red Oak - collection letters

Posted:    D. deVlugt
Complaint Rating:  80 % with 10 votes
I have a copy of my original 1 year subscription to House Beautiful Magazine from Aug. '08. I cancelled their sneaky 'continuous renewal program' in May of '09. To date I've received no less that 4 threatening collection letters and they are still sending me the magazine....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Iowa, Red Oak Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Pennsylvania - "Invoice for subscription"

Posted:    Unhappy former customer
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 10 votes
I just read another complaint that is exactly the same as mine - The extent that this company would go to in order to shame me into sending money for a subscription that I did not order is disgusting. The notice states, "We extended you the privilege of paying later for your subscription. By entering into this agreement we anticipated that you would remit a payment when billed. ... We must now insist that you send us your payment immediately." Of course there is no phone number to call. The invoice lists my account number as 0230003899. I want these notices stopped immediately....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Pennsylvania Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Oregon, Portland - Past due notices

Posted:    aquamom
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 19 votes
Recieved a letter from Hearst Magazines today stating that I did not send in payment when I indicated on a subscription card that they could "bill me later". This was in Oct of 2008 and it is 9/23/09. After spending a good hour on line attempting to find a phone number for Hearst--I called the folks at Food Network Magazine and was told by the agent there that Hearst owns them and that she could help me with my Good Housekeeping issue. I told her that I sent in payment Oct 22 2008 and that I have proof that the check cleared my bank. She told me that the letter was for an automatic renewal--i...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Oregon, Portland Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Florida - Subscription "Bills"

Posted:    Angry Alyse
Complaint Rating:  92 % with 12 votes
I received a pretty threatening letter from G.L. Vaulk, whoever that is...

"Dear Subscriber:

"When you ordered your subscription with the convenience of being billed later, we fully believed you would send payment upon receipt of your invoice. Since we have no record of your payment at this time, your good standing with us is at risk."

It goes on to tell me that I can send them money and we'll be best friends again (in other words).

Well, Ms./Mr. Vaulk, explain this for me:

Let's say that you're...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Florida Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Kentucky, Walton - Cancelled subscriptions after automatic renewal

Posted:    Mary C Turner
Complaint Rating:  86 % with 7 votes
O'at Home magazine and Womans Day magazine were both renewed automatically and payment was deducted from my checking account.
I telephoned and cancelled the next day .. Jan. 27/2009 for the Womans Day - confirmation # given me is 139948478. I cancelled O'at Home on Jan 28, 2009 - confirmation # 140019040.
It is now April 3rd and still no credit has been rec'd in the checking acoount of $29.00 and $24.00.
What in the world do you have to do to get your money back.
All you get is a computer generated voice when you call....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Kentucky, Walton Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Illinois - invoice for subscription

Posted:    CBH
Complaint Rating:  89 % with 9 votes
I keep getting a bill for a subscription to Popular Mechanics. I didn't subscribe to it, never recieved it, and can't even change the oil in my car. Can never get a hold of anyone when I Google for a phone number- very annoying and a scam!...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Illinois Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

Hearst Magazines - Alabama - Subscription/renewal scam

Posted:    Skeeter
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 90 votes
I received a subscription notice to Good Housekeeping, a magazine I have not received and have not ordered. I returned it marked CANCELLED. I have now received several letters from G. L. Valk of the Subscription Service Department that were threatening and irritating. I did not subscribed to this magazine and have twice returned invoices to cancel. Upon examining the invoice I noticed it is for a subscription that starts January 09. I know magazine subscriptions are down but targeting older people, such as myself, and sending letters that sound like you're past due and about to be sent to collections...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Alabama Complaint category Magazines & Newspapers

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