Atlantic Circulation, Inc. / Ongoing SCAM
These kids just hit the Kingston, Washington area July 25, 2009. They appear well-programmed and brain-washed by some heavy handlers. The stories are the same as those mentioned earlier on this site. A competition between boys and girls, public speaking contest, earning points by selling magazine subscriptions, boy wants to own his own company within five years. One boy named Scotty Akins was earning points for a trip to Italy. He said he was from San Francisco, CA. and now lives in Bremerton, WA. He said he was home schooled and graduated at 16. He said he was military brat. He said his father told him not to use "F-word" when soliciting. He leaves a sticker with a star on your door to warn other solicitors this house was "hit". He said he is 18, but appears to have the demeanor of a 14-16 year old. I have warned my close neighbors, local newspapers and sheriff's office. I have requested a refund from Atlantic Circulation, Inc. I stopped payment on my check and will report back on this site, if and when I get a refund. Thanks to all the contributors to this complaint board for putting the "flashlight" on this issue. As Americans, we should protect our children from such companies like ACI. If ACI is a legitimate company, I hold them responsible for their heavy-handed tactics in recruiting these vulnerable American kids to sell magazines for which they have no intention of honoring their contract with the customer.