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hgtv magazine subscription scam

I received an email out of the blue today "thanking for my order" and telling me that I owe them $18.

Upon searching the web, I found two similar complaints, one of which provided the phone number to call (thankfully!). That phone number is no where in the mystery invoice email or on the hgtv and hgtv magazine websites.

I am repeating that number here in case this happens to anyone else so that they know exactly who to call: [protected].

The customer service representative told me that I "ordered" the magazine when I entered their hgtv smart home sweepstakes.

This is total and utter crap and a scam!

I have entered hgtv sweepstakes (dream home, smart home, etc.) for years, and I have never had this happen to me. Nor do I "select" a box ordering a subscription.in fact, I don't check any boxes for info on their other websites, etc.

I am so disappointed in hgtv and am also notifying the bbb of this scam.

If this happens to you, please call the number above and demand that they cancel your account and ask them to send you a confirmatory email so that you can prove you requested this, should they decide to try again to collect from you. Thankfully, I did receive such an email from them as soon as I called.

Unbelievable. They have lost a long-standing supporter and I will never enter their sweepstakes again.

  • Ar
    arjaysmithjr Jul 14, 2017

    It will be a COLD day in hell when we will send the deviant perverts of HGTV one red cent.

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  • Tb
    T bost Nov 28, 2017

    They sent me a subscription too. I never gave them permission. I think it was because I entered their sweepstakes. I couldn't believe when I got a magazine in the mail, and a bill saying I owe $18.00. Yes this is a scam.

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scam

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false claim of hgtv magazine subscription

I received an email advertising an online sweepstakes which stated that no purchase was necessary, but advertised a subscription to hgtv magazine. I did not subscribe to the magazine, but later received a “confirmation” of an order for the magazine. When I attempted to correct this error, I was asked to wait before attempting to unsubscribe or to contact customer service.

This is clearly a scam and I think that both hearst and hgtv should be held responsible for unsuspecting people who are taken in by this fraudulent offer.

I want to make sure that no attempt is made to collect or harrass me for their unethical practice.

  • Ru
    Ruth E. Rodriguez Sep 18, 2016

    Hearst HGTV Magazine false claim of subscription
    Hearst HGTV Magazine false claim of subscription Contacts & Information
    Posted: Sep 18, 2016 by Ruth E. Rodriguez
    False claim of HGTV Magazine subscriptio
    Complaint Rating: 0 % with 0 votes
    Contact information:
    New York, New York
    United States
    hearstmags.com
    I received an email advertising an online sweepstakes which stated that no purchase was necessary, but advertised a subscription to HGTV magazine. I did not subscribe to the magazine, but later received a “confirmation” of an order for the magazine. When I attempted to correct this error, I was asked to wait before attempting to unsubscribe or to contact Customer Service.

    This is clearly a scam and I think that both Hearst and HGTV should be held responsible for unsuspecting people who are taken in by this fraudulent offer.

    I want to make sure that no attempt is made to collect or harrass me for their unethical practice.

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  • Jo
    Joseph Scelso Jun 02, 2017

    Same thing here! I was careful NOT to get the magazine but they pulled this manure anyway. This company is just plain dishonest.

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  • Ma
    Marge in Florida Jul 30, 2017

    I totally agree. Same thing happened to me. I only enter contests sponsored by HGTV and its sister companies so that I do not get scammed. No where on the entry form does it say you are buying a subscription. In fact it says that no purchase is necessary. It says to contact them if you have a problem, but there is no phone number so I am sending a letter of shame off to Hearst in New York. I wish I had contact information for HGTV so that I could contact them too. Shame on HGTV and the Scott Brothers for participating in this scam.

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