Great Lakes Circulation / Update
I uploaded a complaint a while back regarding these people and I saw today that a few other people had similar experiences (along with receiving an email a while back). Well, it's time for an update. In my last complaint I explained the long process I have gone through trying to get my $71 back from this stupid company. How they kept claiming that I was doing something wrong (therefore had not actually canceled), but had also not sent me any magazines (which, if I supposedly had not canceled, shouldn't I be getting my magazine?). Well, as of today, January 1, 2009 I have received 2 magazines from them. My response was to simply throw them away because I've basically accepted that I won't get my money back and I'll have to deal with receiving this magazine for the next however many months. (Though I do still plan to continue annoying them.)
I thought ignoring it would be a good way to put it all behind me and not lose any more money, but now I have more reason to be concerned. My parents have been receiving non-stop phone calls for me from Reader's Source in Denver, Colorado regarding my magazine subscription which they claim I am paying $12ish per month to receive. I don't even live with my parents and they have decided to report the company to the Better Business Bureau, but I'm still concerned. They have not taken any money from me since the first check back in September and I planned to keep an eye on my account and report them to my bank if I needed, but I was curious if anyone else has had this problem? This is the phone number - [protected]. I haven't tried to call them yet because, 1 I assume I will get a busy signal or voice mail and 2 I don't want them having my cell phone number. I have read that others have simply told them "we're on the no call register" and, supposedly, the person just hangs up and stops calling. I have told my parents to tell the company this next time they call. I'm just upset that my parents have to deal with this because I didn't have a landline to use when contacting them.
My big concern, though, is that since they have started sending me the magazine, does that mean that I am responsible for paying them? I paid one time for a subscription so I expect to receive those magazines (since they won't give me a refund) and I would even expect to receive phone calls regarding renewal when my subscription ends, but I have heard from others that they will claim that I agreed to pay some exorbitant amount of money and I really don't want to get in trouble for refusing to pay (for instance, I don't need my credit to be ruined because of some stupid scam).
These people need to be shut down. I would appreciate any information or tips from anyone. Again, I am ready to simply put this behind me.