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Gulf Coast Readers - California / Forced Personal Information

Co
Mar 11, 2013

An Ad popped up on my computer for gulf coast readers for magazines at a small fee about 6 months ago. I ended up falling for it because it seemed like thats all I was going to pay. 6 months later I get a call from them saying that now I am signed up for 5 years at 79.90. I am bewildered and mad at the situation and tell them to immediately close the account and that I am not liable for it. Then the lady goes on to say that the only thing I can do is bring it down to 39.90 for 20 months. Now I am getting really upset but the lady kept insisting that I had no choice. I felt like I wa...

Gulf Coast Readers / Scam!

Fu
Oct 17, 2012

I was called today by them concerning my husband. Someone got my husband's information and ordered a bunch of magazines. Well when I tried to explain it was fraudulent activity and that we canceled the card the man proceeded to get very rude then as he was slamming down the phone he called me a b****. A terrible company with even WORSE customer service.

Gulf Coast Readers / receiving books I DONOT WANT

Al
Sep 9, 2011

I DID NOT RECIEVE THE GIFT I WAS PROMISED. INSTEAD ARE GETTING MAGAZINES I WILL NEVER READ IN A LIFETIME. BECAUSE I DONOT EVEN BUY MAGAZINES FROM THE STORE. NOT FOURHUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH. TRIED TO CANCEL BUT WAS TOLD I COULD NOT. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY? I WILL BE PAYING FOR THIS MAGAZINE FOR EVER . WHAT CAN I DO?.

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida / TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Yo
Aug 9, 2011

GROW UP PEOPLE AS WITH ANYTHING THAT YOU ORDER OVER THE PHONE. THERE ARE TERMS AND CONDITONS. SAME WITH THINGS YOU ORDER ON LINE. GULF COAST READERS HAS CANCELATION POLICY AS DO MOST COMPANIES. EVERY PERSON IS DISCLOSED THIS INFORMATION WHEN PLACING AN ORDER. MOST STATES ONLY REQUIRE A 3 DAY CANCELATION PERIOD. GULF COAST READERS GIVES EVERYONE 7 DAYS TO CANCEL. OF COURSE COMPANIES BUY LEADS HOW DO YOU THINK YOU TELEMARKETING CALLS. IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE CALLED DO NOT PLACE YOUR NUMBER ON THE WEB FOR THE WORLD TO GET ACCESS TO! IF YOU DONT WANT SOLICATION CALLS CONTACT YOUR PHONE COMPANY AND...

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida, Cape Coral / magazine scam artists!

In
Jun 1, 2011

I actually work for Gulf Coast Readers and i am completely ashamed that i have to work there but i need work and this job is the only thing available. I started working there about 3 weeks ago and i have never in my life been treated so poorly or told to do so many shady things EVER! I work in the cape coral office and let me tell you First off you walk into the place and it smells like B.O!! You know why? Because they leave the AC on 85 all day long! You think hey that's not bad but when you have smokers running in and out of the building leaving doors open the the 95+ degree heat...

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida, Cape Coral / Unprofessional & Rude Customer Service

Cu
May 26, 2011

After being told 1 week ago that all of my accounts were paid in full, I received a call this morning at 7:30 am PST from Greg "Orlando" Thomas, Senior Manager. I told him that i live on the West Coast and it was only 7:30 am in which he replied "then i will speak slowly for you". He informed me that i was going to be forced into a 5 year automatic renewal from the magazine companies if I did not agree to pay $49.90 monthly for the next 20 months. I tried to explain that his company told me last week that i was completely done with my contract and all payments were done. He kept getting more...

Gulf Coast Readers / taking money when not suppose to

Ma
May 14, 2011

i did not give permission for u to take money off my visa card every week for magazines i want my money back on my card or i will be sueing u i will be going to the attorney generals office about this i better get my money back

Gulf Coast Readers - California, San Marcos / magazine rip-off misleading

Jo
Apr 29, 2011

i received a call saying that i could keep a laptop if i tested it... it was a dell xps ... so i said yeah sure i'll go for it... then they said that i could get it but that i had to just get a magazine subscription for six months as a payback for the gift that this company was giving me so i said. sure that sounds fair. i got it and two weeks later i started receiving them then i was switched about three times the name of the company until they stuck with gulf coast readers. then they called saying that if i wanted to save money by paying the entire three 1/2 years of my subscription in...

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida, Coral Coast / taking money after I cancelled service

Ju

Sent letter (provided by company giving option to cancel) signed' dated. mailed 3 day service' registered. I cancelled the magazines. I don't read any of the magazines they offer. They took the money out of my account anyway. Now I am overdrawn at the bank. My husband does not get paid til next week. How can they take yor money after you cancel their service ? This is just wrong. There has to be a law against this.

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida / Information

Gr

I too was scamed into their magazine deals know they are reporting me to collections and telling me that they will garnish my paychecks if I don't pay them!!! Has anyone found a way to get out of this? Any help or information would be great these guys are horrible to work with!!!

Gulf Coast Readers - Virginia / won,t wouldn,t Cancel

Ar

I called in on time to cancel my order and was refused that option and then was told that they would send me a $500. wal-mart card which I never got but, instead I got there bill of which I really refuse to pay them at all. This company is really a scam company and it is unfair that they can get away with all this calling and billing crap that they pul on the public. I FLAT REFUSE TO PAY THAT BILL AND I REFUSE TO EVEN SPEAK TO THEM ON THE PHONE I AM SO GLAD THAT I NEVER GAVE UP MY CARD NUMBE TO THIS PISS POOR OPERATION THAT JUST TAKES PEOPLES MONEY. WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY ANYWAY THERE SPEAL ON THE PHONE SEEMS SO PROFESSIONAL THAT A 2 YEAR OLD WOULD FALL FOR IT DON'T BUY FROM THEM EVER!!!

Gulf Coast Readers - Pennsylvania, Center Valley / poor service

Je

I called in to cancel this service within the seven day period that they gave me to cancel. I received a letter stating that the service was still going to be charging my account even though I had already cancelled. The customer service rep that I spoke with on 7/5/10, Olivia, was extremely rude claiming that I couldn't cancel the service now because it was beyond the 7 day period, I asked to speak to a supervisor and she refused stating that she was the highest up in her department. I cannot afford to pay for this service which is why I cancelled it originally, now i am stuck because she...

Gulf Coast Readers - Utah, Salt Lake City / Impossible to get out

Cg

They called me almost a year ago Scammed me into buying 24 months of their magazines promising me a $1000 walmart gift card. They also gave me the option to cancel 7 days after recieving a conformation in the mail. I sent it back instantly but apparently It arrived back at their head quarters after the 7 day deadline was over. I never recieved the Gift card only recieved Magazines a quarter of the time. So I called them asking what was going on. They said they send me my gift card via email. I never received it So I called again asking if I could just cancel because I didnt want the magazine...

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida / Refusal to see/hear terms of contracts

Ac

The company continued to bill me after I tried to cancel my account. When I asked to see of hear the contract I was told it was valuable to the company, and I am not allowed to see the contract at all. How do they expect payment of a contract that I am not allowed to hear. There customer service was repetitive and not helpful, instead they became hostile when I asked for the contract.

Gulf Coast Readers - Florida / Ripped Off

Gf

I too got a call from Gulf Coast Thieves and was also promised a $500 gift card for Best Buy. I never have received any gift card. I called to confront them and tell them I would like to cancel my account and they told me it was a web site I had to go to to get my gift card. It doesn't exist. Now my account is in collections because they gave out my credit card information to other publishing companies. I had to cancel the card to avoid future withdraws. Now they say they have verified my employment and are going to take the money out of my check. I don't know if they can really do this. Watch out these guys will put you through the wringer.

Gulf Coast Readers - Oklahoma, Glenpool / charging me for magazines i've never ordered

Ka

I got a call stating that I was going to get flooded with magazines if I didn't stop renewal on magazines I've never gotten. They tried to get me to pay $59. to $39 for 20 months for 5 years of magazines that I don't want and can't pay for. I can't even pay for medications as it is. I would never spend that much on magazines. Don't send me any magazines because I can't and won't pay for them

Gulf Coast Readers - Arkansas / rip off

Jo

this mother###ers just ###ed with the wrong person they got my account number from my kid but what they don't realize is that for every dollar they take out i hacked there ### and i get double back so ### them go head take another dollar and watch Ur ### I'm gonna crash y'all

Gulf Coast Readers / unable to cancel

Fr

they scammed me into buying magizines and then gave me the number above to call to cancel should i choose to and no one answers the phone and this is why people dont buy over the phone I want them to cancel my order os 3 19 2010 and stop any payments they intend to withdraw from my account my name is carl farrar and I will sue them to the fullest.

Gulf Coast Readers - Washington / magazine scam

Bu

I received a phone call from this company saying I owe them $1300 and they are sending it to collections. I have not recieved any magazines and did not have any knowledge of ordering them. In this phone call I asked if I could speak to a manager and they said that I am not allowed to. They were very rude to me. I was unable to get any information on the company and was hung up on. TOTAL SCAM!! I now have my lawyer working on turning them into the Better Business Bureau. I am fed up with this company. I have spoken to a few different people who have had this happen to them from Gulf Coast Readers. Lets get them shut down and our money back.

Gulf Coast Readers - New York, New York / magazines changed without my consent

Au

I agree with all other complaints- trying to call these guys to deal with complaints is a nightmare. I have payed for the magazine subscriptions, however at some point they changed the magazines they had available. So instead of receiving food and wine and similar magazines I began receiving business oriented magazines. When I called to ask what was going on they told me that they had too many clients to be able to call everyone and find out what magazines they wanted. If I made a deal to pay for certain magazines and they are taking my money for said magazines I do not see how they can change...