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Progressive Business Publications / Awful company

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It all begins when you start receiving invoices for $240 for a business newsletter to which you did not subscribe. You will get several invoices over a period of months. Then you will start getting telephone calls from a 'collection agency.' The telephone number of the person representing herself as a collection agency is [protected], an area code in south-central New York. When you ask for proof that you subscribed to the newsletter, you are told that you gave your birth date as confirmation. Of course, birth dates are easy to come by and many people have them on their Facebook accounts.

I do not know why the government has not shut down this operation. This is the second time they have fraudulently tried to pry money out of me. They tried it before about eight or ten years ago.

Because the invoices are sent to businesses and addressed to 'Accounts Payable, ' my guess is that oftentimes the invoices are paid by some clerk who thinks that someone in the organization actually did subscribe to the publication.

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  • Ca
      4th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    Progressive Business Publications is not a scam company. The company has been in operation for a lot of years! When the Sales Reps contact the businesses "offering" 2 FREE OF CHARGE, issues of the current newsletters...they make it CLEAR, they are FREE OF CHARGE, the FIRST two are only free, they explain to the customer STRAIGHT out, during the second issue, you will be receiving a invoice, if the services are not up to par and the newsletter has not been beneficial you need to "write cancel" on the invoice and mail it back. Or if you decide to continue with the newsletter service it is...299 say for 23 issues. Which come out twice a month, all except one month...December. It's clear as day. I don't understand where everyone states that..they are not aware of invoices. The very last part of the conversation tells you what you need to do with the invoice if you decide to cancel or continue. The day.month birth. confirms the "subscription with a right of cancellation"... to confirm who the sales rep talked to and for quality control! Also, all calls are taped!

    So if you are having problems with PBP. Obviously, an employee within your company talked to them, agreed to the "free of charge, subscription with the right of cancellation" other wise...they wouldn't be coming in the mail to you, nor would they have proof of the person's name, address, and also their Month and Day of their birth. Apparently...the companies need to pay a little more attention..during phone calls and understand what they are agreeing to! Nothing is free. The first two issues are...we say it "free of charge"...hello...how much clearer can the saying be?

  • He
      28th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    AREN'T YOU JUST THE CUTEST LITTLE THING THIS SIDE OF SATAN'S YOUNGEST SON...HOW ABOUT THIS FOR CONVERSING, MY ETHICALLY DEPRIVED CYBER ### CONTACT...BITE MY HAIRY ###!!!

    AS TO YOUR MEALY MOUTH AND FECKLESS DISCLAIMER ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT, YOUR LYING AND UTTERLY MISLEADING ADS AND YOUR RIDICULOUS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHOVE THEM WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE, BEGINNING ANYTIME YOU ARE IN THE PROPER POSITION!!

    OR NOT...YOUR CALL!

    YOUR AD WAS EXPLICIT AND SPECIFIC TO RISK FREE REVIEW OF A PRODUCT.

    BUT DID YOUR PRODUCT DO ANYTHING AT ALL TO ASSIST ME IN MY FRUSTRATION? NO!

    DID YOUR PRODUCT CAUSE ME GREAT ADDITIONAL FRUSTRATION? YES!

    DID YOUR PRODUCT AND ADS MAKE ME FEEL STUPID AND GULLIBLE? YES!

    ARE YOU ALL JUST ### SUCKING GUTTER SLUTS WHO SHOULD BE SWEPT INTO THE NEAREST SEWER PIT TO MOLD AND ROT UNTIL THE END OF TIME?

    HELL YES!!!

    YOU SIMPLY SCAMMED ME AND WENT YOUR MERRY THIEVING WAY.

    BURN IN HELL YOU HUMAN REJECT!!!

    OTHER THAN THIS, YOUR PRODUCT IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL!

    BY THE WAY, HAVE I CALLED YOU A NUMNUTS YET? NO...LET ME CORRECT THAT...NUMNUTS!!!

    IN WHICH PRISON DID YOU CONCOCT THIS ELABORATE MARKETING SCAM SCHEME?

    YOU ARE ALL PATHETIC LOSERS WHO NEED A FEW YEARS ON A REMOTE AND DESERTED ISLAND WHERE YOU WOULD COME TO LEARN THE FINE ART OF MAN LOVE AND ALL ITS ASSOCIATED NATURAL WONDERS.

    MAY YOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOUR MISLEADING AND FALSE ADVERTISING GIVE YOU A LONG TERM CASE OF TERMINALLY PAINFUL CONSTIPATION!

    I HOPE THAT I HAVE MADE MYSELF CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YOUR CRIMINAL BRAIN TO COMPREHEND!!!

    YOU AND YOURS COLLECTIVELY SUCK!!!

  • Tf
      7th of Mar, 2013
    0 Votes

    Please send your complaints about fraudulent conduct regarding International Credit Recovery Inc. and Progressive Business Publications to the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, E consumer .gov, the Better Business Bureau, and/or your local General Attorney's office.

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