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Reading Club of America / A COMPLETE SCAM!!

1 428 Childers StreetPensacola, FL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 866-927-8077

This is an AWFUL business (if you would even call it that). The minute that I got off the phone with these people, the first thing that popped into my head was, "Wow, how the hell did they get all the information from me and how could I be so stupid as to have signed up for that!" It was already pretty obvious to me that this company is completely illegitimate.

I just received the letter confirming me of my order. It's not even written in proper english, proving that this company is a scam.

I have just written my cancellation letter to them.
The end of my letter reads, "If my card is charged even once, I will take immediate legal action. I was obviously lied to during our phone transaction which breaks multiple laws, among other things."
Hopefully they'll get the picture.
If anyone cares to find out if this works or not, email me.

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  • Cw
      16th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Were they trying to give you subscriptions? They called me too...just curious about what this about.

  • Cu
      1st of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    This company has been telephoning me to renew subscriptions. How can I contact them to cancel my existing subscription? I am sick of doing business with Readers Club of America.

  • Li
      3rd of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    thanks ! my husbands stupid and i had to fix this you were a lot of help but we're telling them where to put theirs mags today so we'll see what happens

  • Ky
      5th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    so i just singed up with them too, and on the paper that they sent me, had none of the mag.'s that i wanted. so i got on line to see what els they had and found this site! but you all say its a scam? if it is let me know!! im to yung to get screwed!!!

  • Ti
      11th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    I been having problems with this company also. I did the dummy and agree to the mags back in September and only have seen one of the five mags I picked after disputing it on my credit card a week ago. I don't know what else to do besides that but any suggestions would be great. They just tried to call me from their credit card dept asking to charge it again and I told them no. These guys are so slimy and I learned my lesson. I am sticking with publishers from now on.

  • Al
      12th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    I actually had someone call me today. Dont remember his name but the manager who I spoke with to confirm my order her name was Kristy and I actually recorded part of the phone call with her saying I could cancel at anytime and not be charged any fees or whatever, or have to pay back the $1000 shopping spree gift card. Then I went online saw all of your complaints, cancelled my credit card, called back and spoke with someone name Sharon and had it cancelled and of course didn't record it, but I just spoke with a man named Stanley who I did record and he verified it was cancelled and I wouldn't be sent any bills or anything. I will update you and let you know whether or not this really happened. If I don't, you may want to say that you were on a recorded line when speaking with them and they may help you that way. I told each of them that I was recording the phone call, except for Kristy so she couldn't change any information she was giving me!

  • Ng
      6th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    I was stupid and I signed on to the deal, however when I got the letter in the mail it said i had 7 days to contact then before my order will be sent to the subscriber. I had one day left to call in and cancel so I did, but now reading everyone's complaint I am super worried if it did get cancelled. I will call next thing tomorrow morning to yell at then and tell them what I've read, but just in case what do I do if it doesn't get cancelled? HELP

  • Kj
      10th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    I am having the same problem with them. Stupidly, I signed up as well. Now I want to cancel the subscription because I don't get the magazines i asked for, and they are telling me that it was a 5 year contract and just can't be cancelled. WTF?? Any suggestions on how to get rid of these people? There has got to be a way to cancel it!!

  • Lu
      3rd of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have the same problem they called me. They want to charged my card but 3 weeks ago i had to cancell my car cuz other mag company was charging these is insane how they give your info out to other people. Now this lady call saying that shes gonna take me to court because we have a verbal contract over the phone WTF is that. i told her i didnt sing anything so she say is gonna take it against my credit can you believe this people, the thing that kills me more is when i accept their offer this lady told me i could cancell over the phone at anytime apperently they lied.

  • Ub
      24th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    they called me telling me about some mastercard sweepstakes that i would e enterd in if i paid for a subscription to a few mags i said yes like a ###..then i thought to myself why did i just give them my credit card so i had it flaged so they couldnt charge me..well they now have been sending me about 4 or 5 mags that i never even have hear of let alone told them i wanted, theve been calling me, sending me bills saying i owe like 350 bucks..i told the manager my situation and told him there not getting a dime from me so i suggested to him to stop sending me all these stuupid ### mags that i would never in a million years tell them that i would think when they tryed to charge me card and saw that it wasnt working, because i had my credit card company flag it so it wouldnt be charged that they wouldnt just start sending me all these mags, , but thats the scam so they can try and get all this money from you..screw these losers!

  • Er
      9th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I am in the same boat as all of you and I have told them to cancel my subscriptions and of course they basically told me that I can' t and that I should go fly a kite. They told me that I had to pay the whole amount right away and have since cancelled my CC. They continue to call me and I just ignore the calls. I never signed anything and therefore can't be held accountable especially since I have told them to cancel my subsription. Please email me if anyone knows or has more info regarding this P.O.S. company.

  • Da
      9th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I had the same problem with them when I had an account at that company.I don't remember signing up for them but they somehow knew my name and phone number.Everything was okay for awhile, but when I called them about a conflict with my order, they lied to me and told me everything was okay when it wasn't.And when I called a few weeks later, they basically just ignored my complaint and hung up on me.That's not called customer service to me.I cancelled my account because of that.Good riddance.

  • Al
      11th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have had the same problems as everyone on this site!! They threatened me with collections if I didn't pay them money. It took me a while to get a phone number from these people. At first I had some guy tell me that their company only could make phone calls out and couldn't receive any phone calls. The next person who called I asked again for a phone number and she tried to chance the subject several times finally gave me a disconnected number. About the fourth time someone called got the number. I had called these people several times canceling the magazines. Of course every time I call they don't have a record of it. They are very rude people! I told them that I have cancelled this months ago and if they call me again and threaten me that I will get a lawyer and take action. The calls died down for about 2 months--now they are calling a leaving threatening messages about collections again.

    What should I do----?

  • Dd
      13th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Does anyone have a phone number for this company?

  • Dd
      13th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Does anyone have an address or phone number for Readers Club of America?

  • Bo
      16th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Every one needs to complain to the Better Business Bureau. Hopefully we get them back for all their wrong doings and shut them down!

  • Js
      25th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    I'm in the same boat. Wht can be done?

  • Tm
      30th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Just gave the BBB my experience with this company and used this site as a referal . Something has got to to be done. They tried to turn my account over into a collection agency. The collection agency didn't have their contact information! What's wrong with this picture???

  • Ap
      8th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    We had the Illinois Attorney Generals office take care of it. We got our money back and they can't bother us again.

  • Am
      23rd of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    Help!! I signed up as well and kept getting phone call after phone after phone call. All of them telling me the same information. I'm a very naive person unfortunatly, and when they tell me that they are trying to stop the calls I'm recieving I believed them. I tried to cancel back in June and they told e that I had to pay well over $1000 just to cancel!!! So I cancelled my card, because they weren't calling me backl regarding cancellation. Once they couldn't get my money then, they started calling and told me that it too late to call to cancel. It was completely their fault for not rresponding back to my original complaint and cancellation. I will be calling the better business bureau. By the way did anyone recieve more than 5 calls from so calleds the same company that you have your magazine through? I also would like to know how that other person that had the Illinios Atterney Generals office handle it! They are charging me everyother week!!!

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