Gulf Coast ReadersReceived magazines I never ordered!

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I received a postcard saying I ordered Stuff and Maxim magazines from Gulf Coast Readers I never ordered these magazines I do not want these magazines. I also believe my checking account was charged I have called and left a message at the 1-800 # but have not heard anything from this company. Beware!

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    Jerry G. Brook Jul 31, 2007
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    I had a similar problem, or so it seemed . I had ordered PC Magazine and some other cooking magazines for my wife. I started receiving these magazines and I thought I had ordered PC Gamer magazine. I called customer service and was quite short and angry with them. They, on the other hand, were very polite even though I wanted to argue with them and close my account. The customer service manager asked me to locate the letter they sent to me to confirm the order and sure enough the magazines I 'am receiving were the ones on the letter. I then realized I should have paid more attention to detail when I was ordering the magazines. The manager then offered to change my subscription at no extra cost and I then started getting PC Gamer Magazine instead of PC Magazine.

    The service I have received at Gulf Coast Readers Inc. was not only the highest quality, it was also the most pleasant I have ever received from any service of this nature. If you placed an order, then went back on it and canceled that subscription, then you might be getting some promotional magazines . I too started to get magazines I didn't order. I contacted customer service and they explained that they were promotional magazines and if I chose not to receive them they would be happy to cancel them. This could be what has happened in your case.

    If your going to try and slam a company, do it to one that has really wronged you.

    A Very Satisfied Customer!

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    Greg Omar Aug 17, 2007
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    I had a similar experience. I had a charge show up from this company on my credit card statement. Then several magazines started showing up that I don't remember ordering. I plan to check into canceling my credit card and send back these magazines...

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    Crystal Cunningham Aug 17, 2007
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    Jerry - You seem to know a lot about this company and put a lot of effort into defending them, are you sure you don't happen to work there? ;-)

    Just kidding. Seriously though, I guess I don't see how your positive experience makes me any less wronged. It doesn't sound like we had similar experiences at all.

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    Perfect A. Okay Mar 31, 2008
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    Funny how Jerry G. knows so much about the business; don't you think? Of course Jerry G. Brook works there. It's not the person's real name; they do this all the time.

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    Diana Shane Apr 01, 2008
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    I had someone come selling magazines door to door. He cashed my check but that was 2 months ago. I was supposed to get a subscription but never did. I talked to my bank and I'm going to get that person. I called for the magazines and they never heard of me.

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    Kenneth Blanton Apr 15, 2008
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    Gulf Coast Readers is without a doubt the worst organization I have ever dealt with. My son returned from Iraq in late December. It is unclear how they gleaned his account information, but they are sending him Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, etc. that he is not only uninterested in, but he also did not approve the purchase. I have spent the last two months trying to help him resolve the problem by calling Gulf Coast Readers at their toll free number only to be left on hold for 30 minutes at the time. I have never been able to contact a supervisor; however, about once a week one of their representatives calls me demanding payment.

    I finally called my local Better Business Bureau who researched Gulf Coast Readers and discovered that they have numerous complaints. I have since turned them over to the North Carolina Secretary of States office for resolution. We have begun returning the magazines to the publishers with a copy of the correspondence for their review.

    Beware of Gulf Coast Readers they are not a legitimate company.

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    james andrews May 04, 2008
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    I was wondering if anyone has the number to contact this company. They took 60.00 out of my bank and i never received anything. I want to talk to them and cancel my "subscription" if i cant do that i will just contact my bank and have them stop payments to that company, that should work, right?

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    [email protected] Oct 13, 2017
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    @james andrews I just got off the phone with them! I have tried several times to cancel my subscription - which I NEVER WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE. I finally let them go through their bull**** and got a phone number of [protected]. The "supervisor" I talked to was Jeff Smit. They're telling me I have only 20 months to go on a 60 month subscription and they reduced my payment and have confirmed the cancellation of my auto-renewal. We'll see... this company is a total SCAM. Good luck to you!

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    Marie May 06, 2008
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    I agree 100% to what most of you guess have to say about this company, the way they go about things, and get in contact with someone there. The only person I don't agree with is the one stating that they had any good experiance with this company. Just like Kenneth Blanton I have also sent a complaintto the BBB and Gulf Coast Readers do have multiple complaints and most of them are about the same issue. You can contact Gulf Coast Readers by call [protected] and that just once of there #'s . But belive me when I say when you get done with them you might want to be contacting the BBB yourself.

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    I AM REAL May 24, 2008
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    well i DID work for this company and im not defending them nor condoning their methods of sales. but one thing stays a fact this company IS LIGIT. They are real people making a living in florida, the computers pull up names of people who are LISTED OBVIOUSLY FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER!!! we dont scan the phone book to pick you out for fun. Also in order for one rep to "close" a sale YOU MUST give them the OKAY to transfer the call and you MUST give them the info... THEY are not phycic, all we see is John doe and where he lives... you give us the rest of the info...IN ADDITION to what wa said about our service... maybe they dont have the top of line speed but they always treat you kindly!!! i know this for a FACT.

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    Paul L Jul 09, 2008
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    I would have to agree with most of the complaints, They blind side you like a deer caught in the headlights. I got 2 random calls from this company, First time they hung up on me before i could get who they were, But oddly enough, It was the same girl that called me the last time, So i sat here kindly, Writing down pretty much everything they said, And i caught something funny in what she was telling me... She said that my "Visa Credit Card Company" entered me into some kind of contest? Uhhh... No they didn't, Nor would they. So tomorrow, I will be calling this 1800 number to cancel this "agreement" of 59.80 bucks a month for 15 months, for 60 months worth of mags of which i won't read anyhow... But i like their spin of the "You been entered to win a million dollars" thing, Bravo on their part of adding that in to get people to go with it... Almost impressed with that.

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    Dee Jul 15, 2008
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    I recently received 2 calls from this company as well. I immediately recognized it was some sort of telemarketing ploy. I attempted to tell the representative that I was not interested but before I could request that I be taken off of their calling list and out of their data base, the rep hung up in my face. I was curious to know how they obtained my information. The next day I received another telemarketing attempt by a different representative. The phone call played out exactly as the first call did the day before, the rep hung up in my face when I expressed I was not interested and when I attempted to request that they remove me from their calling list she hung up in my face before I could finish my sentence. I immediately googled the company which led me to this website. I obtained the [protected] number from a previous complaint by Marie. (BY THE WAY THANK YOU MARIE FOR POSTING THE NUMBER IT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR KUDOS TO MARIE ) So I contacted them and immediately and politely requested to please speak with a supervisor. I was told by Rhonda after being placed on hold for a few minutes none was available. I then proceeded to tell Rhonda to please remove me from their data base and to cease from calling my telephone. She then identified herself as the office manger ( was I in the twilight zone Rhonda ??? I just asked for a manger and you said none was available) she then told me after I asked how they obtained my personal information that they purchase names and addresses and telephone numbers of individuals from other companies. I did recently apply and was approved for a new credit card (my one and only credit card, I am stating this because I am careful of what info I put out there and have a horrible time refraining from shopping so I deny myself credit cards to keep my finances in order but I then realized this is where the information probably came from--the credit card company). Anyhoo I stressed to Rhonda, who kept interrupting me and talking over me to please remove me from their system and to not contact me again. The reps are very rude and seem evasive. I feel if the company is on the up and up they would not have to use the tactics this company is utilizing to try to lure individuals to purchase their product. I did forget to mention during the first call the rep did go through the script they use to try to get me to offer my visa or mastercard number in order to enter some sort of sweepstakes. Of course I refused to do so. Something is shady about their dealings.

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    Dee Jul 15, 2008
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    OH P.S. I forgot to check the "thumbs Down" box in my previous statement so it does give the illusion despite my commentas that I agree with this company, but I do not.

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    Teresa Jul 18, 2008
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    Gulf Coast Readers is a scam operation. It is beyond me how people can report to a "job" like this every day. To all of you folks who have been swindled... check out this information from the FTC... http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/magzn.shtm ... and then PLEASE FILE COMPLAINTS with the following agencies:

    THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION...
    you can file complaints online with them at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
    and then file at
    http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/
    where they keep a running tally and work with other offices (like the BBB, etc)


    THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU...
    https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/GetStarted.aspx

    AND, last, but NOT LEAST - YOUR STATES ATTORNEY'S GENERAL OFFICE (just do a google search by your state and attorney general). Almost all states allow you to file the complaints online.

    ALSO - I would recommend sending a "cease and desist" letter to Gulf Coast Readers - making it crystal clear that you are also notifying all of these other agencies, your state's AG. Make sure you send the letter Certified AND Return Receipt Requested. (this will cost about $15. - but it will hold up in court)

    MOST OF ALL - do NOT let them bully you. If you have the means, I would pick up a recording device, and if they call again - make a POINT of saying "Hold on, I need to record this conversation"... take as many moments/minutes as necessary to get the recording going.

    Don't let them get you.

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    Melissa Jul 26, 2008
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    I agree with all your statements about Gulf Coast Readers, my husband unfortunately was conned in to 2 magazine subscriptions (Gulf Coast Readers & Your Best Option), more than 10 years ago and they are still withdrawling money from our bank account. I hardly think anyone would sign a subscription for 10 years. I would like for them to send my husband a contract stating this. Everytime my husband calls they tell him that they will do this and that and then the subscription will be over, but it's been a year since they have said that!

    They won't let anyone other than my husband talk to them. A very rude representative stated that very clearly to me one time.

    I'm sick of spending $100/month on magazines we don't even want. Whenever they don't have the ones we had specified they send doubles of others and others that I wouldn't ever read. We continue to get renewal letters for certain magazines.

    I will have my husband call [protected] right away and hopefully stop this subscription good and for all! My husband was single at the time, probably didn't know what he was getting in to, I have a feeling since we have direct deposit it's going to be harder than we think to get rid of this company!

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    M. Mitchell Jul 30, 2008
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    I agree with all of you. I spoke with a rep a few months ago, who explained ot me that I had been " chosen" to receive this special offer of 2 payments of 59.80 for 15 months of mags. i do not read mags, but thought it was a good offer. I noticed that they have been debiting form my account for 3 months now. I called the [protected] to cancel and receive a refund ( I have not received any mags). I left a message in the Vm and reeived a call the next day. The rep was very rude and she sucked hard. She basically called me a liar and told me that she was not a mind reader. When she said that I asked who she was and she told me that she was a CSR I immediately asked for a sup. She stated that he would be in at 1pm and he will call me then. I recieved no call, so I called the next day. I was told by that rep that the sup did not come in and would not be in and he was on vacation until next week. I flipped, I asked was there another sup available she said no she was the only one there. In my office we have 5 sups, there is no way that this is a legit company with 1 employee a day and no sup r that the sup can take off for a week and not tell anybody. I reported them to my bank and when I get in touch with these MFs I will put a loud a clear buzz in their ear. Gerry g and I am real you can let them know that.

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    Claire L. Rayl Jul 30, 2008
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    My name is Claire L. Rayl and I do not want any more magazines. Unauthorized bills from you, your company or any of your subsidies, including any unauthorized money charged/or taken out of my bank account, will bring charges of fraud about your company to the Federal Trade Commission and the General Postmaster and the Better Business Bureau for FRAUD!

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    Claire L. Rayl Jul 30, 2008
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    I just got off of the phone with the Gulf-Coast-Reader's account's supervisor. I asked for a 'hard copy' of the original contract. They declined and said the original contract dated would be replaced with today's date (then the customer/subscriber would be able to cancel within the 7-day period).
    I asked him "what good is the contract that has no contract date on it?" He said "that's why they don't send contracts back."

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    jerome gordon Aug 28, 2008
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    i was conned into a subscription for four yrs. iam not paying. iam reporting to FTC to make a complaint.i wholly agree with the above comments.

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    Angela Nicole S. Sep 03, 2008
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    I've also had problems with Gulf Coast Readers. I did subsribe to the magazines, however I called within the cancellation dates and canceled my subscriptions. I suppose they decided not to cancel it though, and now I'm receiving magazines that I don't want, and they're calling demanding they're payments. I refuse to pay for something that I canceled! They are by far one of the worst companies that I've ever dealt with.

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    Holly Lawrence Sep 05, 2008
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    I must say I agree with most of these complaints. I received a phone call one day while I was working from a lady at GCR she was very polite and very pursuasive. Yeah I fell for it to. After being charged for 3months and not receiving any magazines I called GCR and spoke to a CSR and told them I wanted to cancel my subscription. She informed me that I couldn't cancel because they had already paid for the magazine and you only have 7 days to cancel, which is ridiculous how do you know after 7days whether or not you want to do business with someone. It's a trap don't fall for their tricks. I am a single mother of 2 small children, their father is encarcerated so I don't receive child support and I don't qualify for state funded assistance. To say the least I am having a hard enough time getting by without having to pay $50 a month plus whatever fees I have to pay the bank for overdraft fees for magazines I don't even want. So when I called back the second time to try to tell these people my situation and hopefully cancel the subscription all they could say is they would set me up on a less expensive payment plan. NO STOP SENDING ME MAGAZINES AND LEAVE MY MONEY ALONE. Well that didn't happen they still kept taking the same amount. So I went to my bank and changed my account info. Any one set up on a DIRECT WITHDRAWAL ACCOUNT I would recommend doing the same. Since I did that though they have not stopped calling my cell phone. Yesterday I was at work (keep in mind I am a CSR I have to answer my phone) when I received a call from GCR I explained to this man why I changed my account info. and he just wouldn't take no for an answer. He kept trying to get me to give him my account info saying that all I would have to pay is $80 and the payments will stop. I just have a feeling he's lying. I've already had to change my account info one time so you would stop taking money, why would I put myself through that again. I won't, but what I will do is file a harrasment suit if they don't stop harassing me at my job. Which is illegal in case you guys at GCR didn't get that memo.

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    Sherrie Johnson Sep 25, 2008
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    GCR has been calling my cell phone all week. I finally told them it was a private cell and to leave us alone. They just hung up. This evening they called my son's cell and he fell for their pitch. I immediately told him he should have asked me about the call. And his cell is a completely different number from mine, just the same cell account. I have sent an email to the bank telling them we need to close this account. My son only had .74 cents in his account. Surely these frauds can't get money that isn't there. Our son does not have overdraft protection, so I don't think they could get anything, but just to be on the safe side, I am going to the bank in the morning to close his account.

    I wish someone would shut these people down!

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    Whocares123 Sep 30, 2008

    The people- if you want to call them that- at Gulf Coast Readers, have been pursuing me for a "debt" that actually adds up to nothing and it apparently came about for NO reason. These people have been absurdly keen on chasing after me since approximately 2001. It's 2008 now, After SEVEN years, you'd think they'd get the hint when I say, "No. I'm NOT paying you."

    I NEVER got any magazines- let alone the ones they say I ordered. (Seriously- Bird Fancy? Are you kidding me?!) I NEVER agreed to pay them. (I'd remember if I promised someone almost $900 for a bunch of shiny trees.) I NEVER wanted to even have a damn thing to do with these jackals, however they've become the reason I've had almost 20 phones numbers over the last 8 years.

    Obviously, I am not going to pay them for ANYTHING; let alone magazines I didn't order, never received or even wanted. I mean- if I want a magazine I'll go to the book store and BUY it. Free and clear. No obligations.

    I don't want someone to accuse me of sealing a deal that I never had anything to do with. However, that's been the deal since April of 2001. It is honestly and absolutely ridiculous how rabid these people are. Even after all these years.

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    clarence jones Oct 01, 2008
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    I completely agree with these complaints. I've been with them for only about two months, and i already want to cancel. They said at first that they would just send magazines they think i might like until they started the magazines I've ordered in 30 days. It's about two months later and I still don't have any of the magazines that I've ordered, and they call like every couple of days trying to get me to order more magazines when i still don't have the first ones. I need to call them and see what the cancellation policy is so i can go ahead and get them out of my hair. They are a waste of my time and money.

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    Johnny Thunder Oct 04, 2008
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    Gulf Coast Readers inc. is run by Anthony Moulder. He also ran Midwest Readers out of Minnesota.

    Here's their address and phone number in Florida...

    Gulf Coast Readers inc
    1327 A Lafayette Street
    Cape Coral, FL 33904

    Phone:[protected]

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    Paul Balares Oct 18, 2008
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    I want to cancel my subscription.

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    Sunni Nov 10, 2008
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    I disagree that Gulf Coast Reads should call and harass someone that has been listed as a reference. I was very upset when I returned a call to let them know that the person thewy called for not at this phone number and to take us off the calling list. I guy was very rude and said that he could not do that. I told him not to call my home again. I told him I would relay the message but that if they called again I will make complaint to better business bureau.

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    Debbie U Nov 19, 2008
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    I have just had three long conversations with GCR. First of all the phone was answered as "customer service" I explained that I wanted to talk about a payment on my bank account. I was put on hold and then the same person came back. They got my son's number from a sweepstake that he entered through the major credit cards and it appears GCR get their "marks" by this means.

    Cut a long story short, hey got my son's cell number from a sweepstake that he entered through the major credit cards and it appears GCR get their "marks" by this means. He was persuaded to take out a "subscription" to several magazines for three years (although he says he didn't remember it being that long). There's a letter of cancellation that he was sent, sent back and they say they never received! There were conversations they said they had with him that he says he never had. There was supposed to be a verification call but he says he didn't get one. There was a number they said was given to him if he wanted to cancel; he says he was never given a number to call.

    The first payment appeared on my bank account (joint college account with my son) and when I asked GCR about it I was told that they had "pre-paid" the subscription with the publishing house. Basically, these folks are a finance company. They pay for the subscriptions to the publishing companies at what I strongly suspect are much lower rates, and you, the unsuspecting "customer" take out a loan with them that they will never cancel before its expiry date. You can talk to them until you are blue in the face; they will throw absolutely everything they can at you, even to the extent of blaming my 18 year old son who, as they put it to me, knew exactly what he was doing. They even suggested that my son was lying when I told them what he said to me...the words were that 'of course he'll tell you that...' Yet, there is no paperwork, no confirmation of the subscriptions...all there is is a letter of cancellation that mysteriously disappears when it's mailed back. But of course, they are going to tell me that they didn't receive it. They know exactly what they are doing.

    I am filing multiple complaints about this company. Please, please, if you have a kid with a cell phone, a computer and who thinks it's fun to enter sweepstakes...alert them to this company. They prey on kids and then state that this person is an "adult" and we are in the hole to the tune of nearly $600.00.

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    some guy Nov 30, 2008

    Let me give you guys a look at what really goes on at Gulf Coast Readers, from training to quitting/firing.

    This is a company known all around Cape Coral Florida as the always hiring company. Most of the people who work there are teenagers, or people who couldn't get work anywhere else. You come in and take an interview, and then you get your job. Someone then takes you into a hot, dirty, call room filled with people in your situation who probably hate their job just as much as you hate getting their calls. You get "trained" by a supervisor, or "capper" who shows you the basic commands on the computer you'll be using, and how to read the script that they give you. Next, you spend the rest of your time calling random people selling things you know nothing about. The script starts off telling you, you've been entered into the 2008 all cash sweep stakes. I once had someone ask me when the drawing was, when I turned around and asked the head capper at the time, Heidi, when the drawing is, she told me that she always told them the next month. From this, I concluded from my time there that there really is no sweep stakes, but that is just the tip of the ice berg. Any and all information that a TSR asks you has something to do with their sale. When they tell you that the sweepstakes has been sponsored by the follwoing credit card companies, and they want to know which one sponsored you in, it's really just a check to make sure you have some way to pay them, go ahead, tell them you have no checking account or credit card, see if they keep talking. Next, their going to ask you what you do for work, and how old you are. There's 3 things going on there. One, there checking if your black or white through your voice. Two, their checking to make sure that you have the means to pay for the "magazines". Three, by asking your age, their finding out which magazine package to offer you. After that, it's all how they work you that depends on how they trick you. Some of the more skilled TSR's will improvise the script and con you into talking to their supervisors need to talk to you to make sure that they've taken the correct information down. The other, newer TSR's will get hung up on because up until then, everything is supposed to be free. Right... Wrong! They just need a small "maintenance" fee of $3.45 a week, oh, and you can just take care of that every 4 or 5 months, payment wise. What's that mean? Well, they told you the truth, you just heard it differently. 60 months pre-paid service at $3.45 a week, that's $14.95 a month* 4 at a time means for the first 15 months of service your stuck paying $59.80 for 15 months. Did you know that. Now, the people that call you aren't to blame. They are stuck in a job they probably hate, motivated by a board for sales, because if you don't make a sale a day, your gone. The real person to blame isn't even the "cappers" who your transferred to after you talk to the TSR. It's the company heads, Tony and Rhonda Moulder. There, secret's out. Trust me, getting their call is about as fun for you as it is for them to make it.

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    Stacie S Jan 05, 2009

    wow I totally agree with everyone...I was scammed the same way and I have not received any magazines from this company and they have taken $219.00 out of my account over the past 2 months...I called back in November to cancel and a lady names Christine said okay...well nope they took more money out of my account in December so when I called again I asked if I could talk to a manager and they connected me to a customer service rep...This lady was so rude and did nothing but argue with me and told me they have a no cancellation policy and I think thats bull...I told the lady that my hours had just gotten cut at work and I cant afford something im not getting and she said well its only $59.00...I was like excuse me I dont [censored]ing have it...if you wanna pay for me go ahaead...at that point I was sooooo angry...the lady said that they have no record of my conversation with that Christine and I never did cancel...she called me a liar and told me I had to pay...so I contacted my bank...I got some of my money back...not all of it but I got some back and they put a block on my account...so I just received a letter from GCR that I had to make my payment within a week...oh well cuz im not...oh and what is your best options?...they also took money out of my account and they are also through GCF...hmmmm a big scam...I feel so stupid for falling for this but you learn from these things...never again will I trust people...oh and I also reported them to the BBB...and im also thinking about going to small clames court...but I dont know what good that will do...I just want this company to get shut down so no one else falls for this...beware of Gulf Coast Readers and Your Best Option Inc.

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    VHKB1 Jan 21, 2009

    Legit and honest are two completely different things. Gulf coast Readers misrepresents themselves when they solicit people. A legitimate business does not need to use shady sales practices to sale their products. From not allowing cancellations to go through to reperesenting themselves as partnered with visa (not exactly the truth) this company is shady at best. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THAT YOU DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY.

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    Kayla M. Feb 17, 2009

    For the last year my father was having his money taken out of his checking account for payments for magazines he didn't even order. The company that was taken his money was Gulf Coast Readers. How can they just take money from someone without permission or even how do they get their personal account information? My father hasn't even recieved any magazines anyway, which he never ordered, so of course they wouldn't know what to send him. Everytime we've tried to call the 800 # the CSR was always the same girl and she would not let us talk she would talk over us and was very rude. She also kept saying the same thing over and over again. Which that got very annoying because she woudn't listen to what we had to say. Plus we even got on the internet and this company doesn't even have a website all you get when you look this company up is a list a websites of complaints about the company. My father recently had to change his account so they would stop taken money from him and he'll be damned if they get his money now he's ready to ring they're necks. He's already lost almost $300 from there stupid SCAM!!! I've read most of the complaints other people have put on the internet and they all are similar to a point. I hope everybody that is getting ripped off from this company takes the advice from all these complaints and stop these money theives!!!

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    Belinda Feb 19, 2009

    They took money out of my checking account. After I sent them a Check and they cashed it.

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    MRS BERLINDA I AM SRORRY TO IFNORM U THAT THAT'S IS THE NOMRAL PROSEDRURE WHITH BNAK'S, ,

    FRIST U SEND A CECHK TO A VEDNOR, ADN THNE THR VERDNOR "" CAHSHE'S "" THE CECK

    WHICH THE EAZEST WAY TO EXEPLAN IS THTA THE BANAK GIFT'S THE AMTOTNUT OF MONYE WITH U HALF REQESETTED TO THE VENEDOR

    WHTA I AM TRINING TO SAY IS THTA EVERRY THING OCURED AS IT WAS SPOSDE TO IN THSI TRANASATCION

    UN LESS I AM MISING SMOE THING OR THEIR ARE SOM PIECE'S OF THE PUZEL MISSNIG, ,

    I WOLD RELALLY LKIE TO HEPL YOU WTIH THIS PROMLEM MAM, ,

    IF U WOLD BE SO KNID TO CALARFIY SOM DETALE'S THTA WOLD BE AN IMENSE HEPL

    BLESING'S

    Dr M A CARNARVORO

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    Carli Mar 24, 2009

    Ha, aw, all you poor people. I use to work for Gulf Coast Readers. They're out of Cape Coral, Florida. I was a "subscribtion renewal representative." How I reported to this "job" every day was to pay my bills. They pay amazing really. It's just another one of life's miracles. Get over it. Everyone's trying to make money. A regular company just didn't work out for the owner. Now he's ###in' rich off all you gullable people. :) It IS a scam. Huge scam. Messed up scam. It's YOUR job to realize what you're getting yourself into ordering magazines over the damn phone. I mean honestly. As a subsription renewal representative I would call already irate people and tell them the person they spoke to previously was a screw-up and that they've only paid for HALF their subscription and I just need to verify their information so they can pay for the required second half of their service. When, in reality, they were just buying a whole new subscription. I was good at my job. :) So, you see, it's ultimately your fault and there's NO reason to get on the stupid computer and complain about it. Go take a class on how to live in the 20th century.

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    nichole_lks Sep 01, 2009

    I want to thank everyone who posted their experience becasue after reading them I called the company right away (I had made the subscrition ten minutes prior to finding this website) and the man was rude and said he is sorry that i was swayed so easily by people that waited to long and now are mad. He said that i could look up anything online and find a handful of complaints about it. well my number one complaint is that this company doesnt even have its own website and i have never heard of them. I dont feel comfortable knowing that they are so suclusive and so many people have the exact same problems with them! thank you so much for saving me from a massive trainwreck!!!

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  • Candas Oct 17, 2009

    I too was conned into a subscription saying that I had won a 500 dollar Walmart gift card and that I could get the subscriptions for free then for a small amount per issue then when I got their letter in the mail it said it was for 5 years of something crazy like that. I immediately sent in their letter to cancel the subscription and just this week they took 60 dollars out of my account the [protected] number rings busy and the [protected] tells me the voice mail is full and hangs up on me...so now what do I do?

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    LindseyA Oct 31, 2009

    OH my God i wish i would have researched this freakin company. I totally dont ripped off .. first thing monday morning I'm going to the bank and blockin this crap .. and i am filing a complaint with the BBB..

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    stephanie Bruce Dec 02, 2009

    I have my own complaint. I was called on Nov. 23, 2009 at my home and talked with 3 different people and i do not recal being given a number to call if i wanted to cancel or have any questioins. I was told that my package should be to me by friday, Nov. 27, 2009, and would come Fed Ex. This is how i would have the number and account number which i HAD to have if i wanted to cancel or find out information on the account anyway. I was also told i had 7 WOKING DAYS TO CANCEL. What is a work week?, Monday through friday. Correct. NO it is now Sunday through Saturday. I received my letter on the Nov. 30. By regular mail. So I my mind, seven woarking days if until Dec. 2. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, because their work week is Sunday through Saturday. So they get to keep my $60 dollers because I did not cancel within
    7 working days. What a scam. Even coming on the web page there is no phone umber to be able to contact them.
    Stephanie

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    FPB2 Apr 13, 2010

    I'm wondering, as you all should be, how did they get your credit card information in the first place, if you did not give it to them. I don't know how things work in the U.S., but in my country I would not expect to have my credit card information shared with some unknown third party who then notified me that I had subscribed to something that I hadn't.

    So where are they getting your information from? Maybe from some phishing site? I would cancel those cards, if I were you!

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    sam123456789 Jul 03, 2010

    The nature of Gulf Coast Readers seems to be downright sneaky, based on my experience and (almost) all of yours. Those who are satisfied with this service... I don't really have much to say. The people who call claim they'll take your name off the list since you show absolutely no interest in the "opportunity". But then, what do you know, they call again. And again. Finally, while the receptionist rudely speaks over you and refuses to answer any questions in a direct manner, you wonder if it's worth just hearing them out. Maybe then they'll stop calling. The way that these people explain this magazine thing is cryptic. And that's the point. They want to screw with you and make you sign up for something they know you don't want or want to hear about. On top of it all, at no time EVER was I told that in addition to these magazines I apparently signed up for, I'd be getting a million promotional magazines that I do NOT want showing up at my house and filling up my mailbox. I get Latina, Bass Fishing, Parenting, Good Housekeeping... WELL GEUSS WHAT! I'm an ultra white 21-year old beer drinking, sloppy, never-do-the-dishes kind of girl. I don't have a kid. Don't want a kid. I'm not Latin. I can't speak Spanish. And when in the hell would a girl from San Francisco buy a bass fishing magazine and for that matter a subscription? Answer me that, Gulf Coast. You are incompetent.

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