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PCS Stamps and Coins, Norwalk, Connecticut Complaints & Reviews - Sending unsolicited items and then demanding payment for items we didn't order

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PCS Stamps and Coins

Posted:    Scammed by PCS Stamps

Sending unsolicited items and then demanding payment for items we didn't order

Complaint Rating:  93 % with 231 votes
Contact information:
PCS Stamps and Coins
47 Richards Ave
Norwalk, Connecticut
United States
Phone: 800-641-8026
pcsstampsandcoins.com
We got sent a couple of state quarters last December. They asked for $17.99 and then they would continue to send more state quarters and more bills after future shipments. We had not ordered this item and were not interested in receiving more of them. There was no information about returning the items (2 quarters and a lot of paperwork about the state of origin of the quarters - Possible value of items was 94 cents to include quarters and copy costs of the paperwork). Since we were not interested in further shipments, we did not respond.

After 3-4 months we started receiving threatening letters in the mail, saying we owed them $17.99.I contacted them by phone last month telling them we had not ordered these items. That did not matter... they had received an internet order from us... which was not true. That did not matter to them - they just want our money or they'll try to wreck our credit. I've contacted my state's attorney general's office. If necessary, I'll talk to some of my lawyer friends who will give me free advice. It should be interesting to see how this plays out. PCS Stamps is a real scam!'
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 5th of Dec, 2009 by   rsmith 1010 +1 Votes
I also am getting the same crap from them. I do notice that they never mention overdue charges or fee's. What reputable company would not include late charges for legit product charges. Like clockwork I get a notice every month and I just laugh. I am not going to waste time with phone calls or lawyers. Should they even attempt to mess with my credit then I will see an lawyer. Till then it is just a scam. Ignore them.
 29th of Dec, 2009 by   Jackie Davis 0 Votes
Me too!!! Today i just received even MORE coins.They're very nice but did i order them??NO.!!!What's with this company////Then we have to PAY to return them and if you don't return them...they hound you and put your bill in the hands of a collector!!Anybody know what to do???
 29th of Dec, 2009 by   Jackie Davis 0 Votes
Just called PCS stamps and the woman was very nice and told me she'd send me a return label.I'll let you know what happens..12/29/09
 17th of Mar, 2010 by   Streaker one +1 Votes
as far as PCS stamps & coins sending unsolisited coins USPS "postal service39USCS&3009, n 5 &3009.Mailing of unordered merchandise may be treated as free sample.(a)Except for (1) free samples clearly and conspicuously marked as such, and (2) merchandise mailed by a charitable organization or of communications prohibited by subsection(c) of this section constitutes an unfair method of competition and an unfair trade practice in violation of section45(a)(1)of title 15... The long & short is: ALL SUCH MERCHANDISE SHALL HAVE ATTACHED TO IT A CLEAR & CONSPICUOUS STATEMENT INFORMING THE RECIPIENT THAT HE MAY TREAT THE MERCHANDISE AS A GIFT TO HIM & has the right to retain, use, discard or dispose of it in any manner he sees fit without ANY OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO THE THE SENDER. SO " IF YOU DON'T ORDER & THEY SHIP TO YOU " KEEP IT, IT'S YOURS FREE. SO SAYS UNCLE SAM'S ELITE the United States Postal Service>.>
 2nd of Nov, 2010 by   Timmi59 0 Votes
My elderly Dad has been sucked into this, as well as numerous other shady dealings or scams. This is what I'm doing- when something arrives in the post, I simply write 'refused delivery' & 'return to sender' on the parcel or envelope and drop it in the mailbox. These "companies" prefer to deal with the elderly, especially the "sweepstakes" or "prize reports" type of operations, because as we get older our minds aren't as sharp as they once were, with some exceptions, of course. It is my hope that after they have to pay the return postage a few times they will give up. Time will tell, I guess.
 6th of Nov, 2010 by   greg petosky +1 Votes
I am also getting coins from them at outrageous prices and I didnt order them, What can we do ?
 15th of Nov, 2010 by   leah gaylord 0 Votes
The PCS stamp and coin company hasn't tried to charge me any money yet but about a month ago i got a free gift coupon for a 24k gold stamp replica and i sent it in. i just recieved today and all the info for starting a membership was in side but the free gift was missing. it states that the replica is inside the envelope but apparently it is not. i tried to contact them but cannot get through. i am not going to ask for a membership so i really hope they don't try to send me anything else because i will not pay them. with all the complaints i believe that this company is a scam.
 13th of Mar, 2011 by   michael jaral 0 Votes
just recieved a brochure in the mail for morgan and peace dollars. to read it fast you think your getting two silver dollars for $49.50 plus $2.00 shipping, every other month. but if you go back and read it carefully it's $49.50 each, and that's way out of line in pricing for average date silver dollars. at least #10.00 to $20.00 higher than honest dealers are asking. silver is at it's high right now, but you can still pick up a good buy. even from the U.S. mint you can get a silver dollar at a $50.00 price tag, and you know it's not a counterfit. I am very suspicous of this company being that they did not have a 800 number in this beautiful brochure the sent.
 6th of May, 2011 by   domestic goddess 0 Votes
My elderly father received these coins. We got him to call and cancel the coins when he went into the hospital, after he had a stroke last month. He died yesterday, and guess what? They didn't cancel his order, even after he called it in a month ago! We know he canceled it, because we dialed the number for him, and stood there in the hospital room while he did it!

And yet The charges for $35.90 appeared on his credit card account again this month.

What's even worse? They didn't mail him anything this month, just the bill for stuff he didn't even receive.

Can I sue these people? I'm already exhausted from the funeral arrangements, but the bill that showed up online today put me over the edge. They've crossed a boundary.
 24th of May, 2011 by   backlashx 0 Votes
hahahahah!!! I burned the letter that came up in my mail and also the reply letter so there's no way these guys can send me coins.
 31st of May, 2011 by   junior5050 0 Votes
Does anyone know about their SILVER PROOF STATE QUARTERS SETS with the wooden box? Anyone fall victim to this one. Any advice or info would be appreciated it. Thanks
 19th of Jul, 2011 by   Dale Sanhuber 0 Votes
P.C.S. Stamps & Coins is indeed a rip off, try taking one of their coins to a local coin dealer and see just what they say it's worth, not nearly as much as P.C.S. charged for it. That company and it's parent should be taken before the United States Sepreme Court for the bogus nonsence they pull, them and all who would do the same.
 14th of Oct, 2011 by   Charlie Vale 0 Votes
Thanks everyone. I received one of their offers in the mail for the new State quarters. They were going to charge 15.95 for a sheet of two quarters, and stamps. I was just about to drop it in the mail, when something told me to check them out on the web. I have been trying to get into coin collecting for a while now, but I think I just dodged a bullet thanks to your information. So for those of you who got ripped off, take solace in the knowledge you denyed them another victom! God Bless!
 14th of Oct, 2011 by   Charlie Vale 0 Votes
Sorry typos denied, and victim
 25th of Apr, 2012 by   babyj198321 0 Votes
i just got the letter about 28 Morgan and peace dollars and was about to send it in when i thought i would see what else they had and came across this page i am so thankful to all of you people i am sorry for what they did to you but at least they cant do it anymore thank you all again...
 7th of Jul, 2012 by   Jerome Bush +1 Votes
Just got some information in the mail. I'm glad I found this site! Thanks.
 9th of Jul, 2012 by   Terry Rasmussen 0 Votes
Ok, I fell for the newspaper ad for the uncirculated silver dollar and after careful reading of the ad I ordered. There was a statement nothing more to buy, ever. Got the coin in about 6 weeks and it was ok but not even close to uncirculated but I kept it for the $37.95. About 2 months later I got a 1922 peace dollar, that was not ordered, that was really bad and billed my credit card $44.95 and delayed another $44.95 for 30 days. We contacted them and they said they would remove us from all lists and send a return label which we got. They were also supposed to credit our credit card when they received the coin but that did not happen. Guess we have to now protest the credit card. What a bunch of junk. coins are low grade stuff and the hassle is terrible. You can do much better at the local shop for less money.
 10th of Jul, 2012 by   jimgerrish +1 Votes
I just got an ad for Morgan uncirculatged silver dollars. I was ready to order it when a hunch made me come to the Internet to check it out and I stumbled in here. Thanks to everyone who learned the lesson the hard way for saving me from loss of money and sanity! I ripped up the information from PCS in a hurry.
 12th of Jul, 2012 by   The OriginalAtom&Yves 0 Votes
To whomever started this site, including commenters/contributors, I offer my sincere gratitude.
I just received, in the mail, an PCS brochure for a "15 uncirculated Morgan dollars, collectible set." On the back page of the large, glossy brochure it states: "Only your quick response will secure the complete 15-coin collection at $85 plus $4.90 shipping and service per Panel, payable in two monthly installments of just $44.95."

KEY PART OF THE PITCH "$85 plus $4.90 shipping and service *PER PANEL*." In other words, you pay $89.90 for EACH INDIVIDUAL COIN, included with each coin is the "collector panel, mint-condition postage stamp, vivid narrative and black-and-white period photo." WOW!!! Am I NOT impressed, or what?!?!?!
$89.90 x 15 coins/*Panels* = $1, 348.50.

I've found much better deals on eBay and at APMEX.
 31st of Jul, 2012 by   matthew gewinner 0 Votes
Yes PCS stamps and coins is a complete scam they offered 28 1 silver dollars for around 90 bucks, but the after the first two coins comes it turns out that they was 90 bucks per coin, also before you even receive your first coin they send you tons of crap asking to join and buy vintage pennys and ect, I would never recommend this company!!!

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