I am getting mails that they will settle the prize amount that Bag it today offered when I did the online purchases. they lured me to do online purchases and this happened few years back.
Now I am getting emails from this id: [protected]@indiatodaygroup.co.in saying that they will settle prize amount and requesting for my personal details.
Is this valid group and can I believe this email?
I had subscribed to indiatoday magazene for one year by paying rs2340/- through internet banking on 09/06/2017.A free gift of reid&taylor belt and wallet was also offered with one year subscription which was ticked at the time of subscription order.The first issue of subscription was delivered on 17/07/17 with subscription no.Ite324140.When i enquired about the free gift on 28/08/17, i was told by the customer care executive that there is no free gift available for my subscription.It is quite unethical that i was denied the free gift which was offered at the time of subscription.Hence i i request that the complaint may please be brought to the notce of concerned authority.
I have made a payment of Rs.711/- to the Publishers in the month of April 2016 as one year subscription for Readers Digest. I was not getting the
magazine against my subscription. Whenever I make a complaint
they blame the postal department for non-delivery and they are taking
up the issue with them strongly and have been assuring me the prompt
delivery of the magazine. However, this was not happening. All I received from the publishers after making umpteen number of complaint was the 3 old issues of the magazine together in the month of July, 2016. Since they were unable to delivery me magazine regularly every month, I requested them to cancel my subscription and refund the subscription amount. After sending dozens of reminders they send me a cheque
of Rs.237/- in the month of December, 2016. Since then I have been
asking them to give me account of Rs.474/- deducted from my subscription amount, as all I received was 3 old issues of the magazine.
Since December 2016 I have been reminding them to send me the account
of Rs.474/- deducted by them. I have sent six reminders so far
and every time I get the reply "we will get back to you in 2 to 3 working days" However, nothing has happened and I am still waiting for their
reply as to how they have deducted Rs.474/- from my account.
I placed an order for a product on www.bagittoday.com on 24th August
2013. Within 5 minutes of placing the order I got a call from a certain
Amit verma from Bag It Today and told me that i had been entered into
an exclusive contest for winning a car from Bag It Today for which I
would have to buy lifetime membership from Bag It Today for Rs 1350
which would enable me to get extra discount of 30-50 percent on every
product on bag It Today in addition to the discount already available
on the product. After i expressed scepticism about the order i was told
that India Today is a reputed business group and we are doing this for
our sales promotion as we want you to do word of mouth publicity for
the company after getting this outrageously generous offer from us. I
expressed my interest in this offer and Mr. Varma promptly transferred
the call to the Payment Department of the company where I was asked to
provide details of my Credit card, (a practice which I may point out is
highly suspect and completely inappropriate). They asked for my 3D
secure Password which I declined after which they asked me to provide
them my OTP (ONE TIME PASSWORD) after providing them with the same I
was shocked to find out that they had gone behind my back and changed
my 3D secure password to charge me an amount of 13, 499 (THIRTEEN
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED). Obviously I was shocked to find such a brazen
display of thievery and misuse of personal data. After this i got a
call from their verification Department for verifying my adress who
told me that i had purchased some diamonds for Rs 13500. I told them
about the lifetime membership order which they declined to have no
knowledge of and transferred the call back to the sales guy Amit Verma
who told me that the confirmation department doesnt know about the
membership offer and told me to "just say Yes" to the confirmation
department. After this when i got a call back from the confirmation
department I told them to immediately cancel the order and refund the
amount to my credit card. I also sent a mail to
[protected]@bagittoday.com and [protected]@bagittoday.com However in
both the cases my pleas were ignored and I was repeatedly transferred
from department to department in order to bamboozle and confuse me. I
repeatedly called the customer care number everyday who told me that
order cannot be cancelled and dropped the call. After a few days they
told me the order has been shipped(which i never ordered) and when i
asked them about refund they told me their company does not provide any
refund. You may note that i got a call from fedex courier few days back
who told me that that there was a package in my name with only the city
name and mobile no mentioned. I declined to accept the package and
asked the courier company to sent it back to its origin as I had not
ordered it. After narrating this brazen incident of thievery to my
friends and colleagues, one of my colleagues asked me to drop a mail to
salil.[protected]@bagittoday.com as he had been duped by the company in a
similar fashion on a previous occasion. I promptly sent a mail on the
stated mail ID on 2nd September after which i got a response from a
certain Farah Qureshi on 3rd September ([protected]@bagittoday.com)
mentioning the following lines ("This is to inform you that we have
forwarded your concern to the concern person and requesting you to
please allow us some time to get back to you.") After this i sent them
2-3 reminders on subsequent days to which they sent the same response.
It has been 4 days and i have not heard anything concrete from them so
far. I have realized that they are just buying time and are in cahoots
with these sales guys recruited by them for looting innocent customers.
The order ID (for this act of theft) was communicated to me as
I have received a mail from india today group winner.com on 09 June 2012, as below:
Declared Winner !
Mr. M. Yunus,
Lady luck seems to be smiling on you. You have been declared winner of a mystery bag full of lucky draw by India today worth Rs. 2, 95000 by India Today Book Club. You won a lucky draw four types of products of Sony Company Model No. and images are given below.
Now you have to pay 10% amount of your draw products Market amount only in an Senior H.R. Saving account of India Today Book Club as a executive incentive, additional and promotional charges, Blue dart courier charges, service tax and insurance amount.
Limited edition pieces which can accessorize your home up and make a home look stylish and are also ideal for gifts. Make this yours before all the bags are claimed.
Sony Bravia KLV-40nx500(40 inch) LCD TV Price – Rs. 68, 900/-
•Full HD 1080
•BRAVIA Engine™ 3
•MPEG Noise Reduction
Sony-VAIO Laptop VPCZ138GG/XQ Price: Rs. 159, 990/-
* Intel Core™ i7-640M Processor 2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.46 GHz
*8GB DDR3, 256 GB HDD
* Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
* Quad SSD in RAID 0: 256 GB (64 GB x 4, Serial ATA)
* Automatically controls Gfx mode: Dynamic Hybrid Gfx system
* High Durability & lightweight: Carbon top cover & single-piece milled aluminum palm rest
* 13.1 (33.2 cm) wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) ; VAIO Display Premium, LED back light, Adobe RGB 96% coverage
Sony Blu-ray Home Theater System BDV-E870
Price: Rs. 39, 900/-
5.1ch Blu-ray Disc™ Home Theater System
Enjoy superb sound quality with this semi-tallboy Blu-ray Home Theater System featuring Full HD Blu-ray 3D™ playback, access to online video entertainment with BRAVIA Internet Video, iPod compatibility via USB and wireless ready rear speakers.
•Blu-ray 3D™ playback
•BRAVIA Internet Video& lt; span class="Apple-converted-space"> streaming
•iPod compatibility via USB
•USB Wi-Fi Ready (USB Wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
•DLNA streaming via Wireless LAN
•1000W Total Po
•Sony Ericsson xperia Mobile x10i Price: Rs.26, 000/-
Mr. M. Yunus,
Your Name has been selected for a Lucky draw.You have to pay10% amount of the wining Products Market amount in the Senior H.R saving account provided by our executive and you don't have to pay anything extra all taxes and charges include in 10% amount.
For Detail Of Last year Winners Click the Link Below
NOTICE OF SELECTION
YOU ARE A POTENTIAL FINALIST TO WIN Rs. 30, 00, 000 CASH IN THE THIRD AND LAST STAGE OF RUPEES 1.1 CRORE SWEEPSTAKES 2012!
Dear, Mr. M. Yunus,
An Official Invitation has been issued in your name. It confirms that you are amongst those selected from the whole of India, who may activate an exclusive Sweepstakes entry opportunity. If you are drawn winner of our Super Grand Prize, you’d have sole claim to a cash amount worth Rs. 30, 00, 000.
You may be surprised to know that in all of India, less than 1% of the households have been selected to receive a fabulous offer from Reader's Digest. While many of your neighbors will never be selected, you have already been fortunate enough to clear two of the three stages there are to becoming a winner in our Rupees 1.1 Crore Sweepstakes 2012!
request- Please don't purchase anything from sales department for sweepstake entry.Sweepstake Entry depend on your luck its not depend on Purchasing.
Thanks & Regards
You’ll be pleased you did.
All Winners have to pay only 10% of prize products amount.No Hidden Cost, Tax.Everything Include in your 10% amount.Winners have to Pay only By Cash and Online Transfer. There is no Option of Cash on Delivery. Product will be Delivered within 25 Working Days Only.
You Can Give Your Response at Mail ...[protected]@indiatodaygroupwinner.com
After sometime I received a call from a person namely Mr Irfan from mobile number [protected] and [protected].
He insisted me to deposit the said amount into the particular Account number and the product will be delivered within a period of 25 working days. i refused for a long time but they continuosly called everyday till I deposited the amount on 08-10-2012. They even send me the confirmation mail as:
Thank you for making the payment Rs.29, 500 on the behalf of your lucky draw products worth Rs.2, 95, 000 we received.
Now your duration is start of 25 working days and before dispatching your draw products you will receive a confirmation call from our company.
Thanks & Regards
Here is the Account number into which I deposited the amount (Rs 29500/-)
Mr. Yunus Jeelani,
Senior H.R. Account Details,
Bank: ING VYSYA BANK LTD
Branch Name: PREET VIHAR, DELHI
IFSC Code: VYSA0006310
MICR Code: [protected]
Please Deposit your charges Rs.29, 500 only.
Thanks & Regards
Till date I didn't receive any mail nor any product. I called them on their mobile number but they don't respond to my calls. I even sent them the reminder but no reply from their side.
I request your good self to kindly do the needful in my favour immediately as soon as possible or I will be compelled to take the legal action in this regard.
Waiting For Your Respond
M Yunus Jeelani
Similar complaint is already posted.
I have received a call saying I have been choosen for a holiday promotional offer and for that I have to pay 7K now and need to register for the same. After the registration membership is valid for 1 year. He insists for immediate registration other I ma loose the offer. I don't see any such offer in India Today website and I strongly feel this is a fake call. The guy called Sumit is called me and sent a mail. He has given the tel. no as [protected]. But he called from [protected]
This is to inform you that I purchase from India Bag it today group 7Night/8Days Package Rs. 7000/- Th : my credit card as on 17.06.11. against their offer, before purchaseing i talk in their represantative Mr. Raj, he confirm me that i purchase this package you get a free gift (Labtop). After that they are send my mail in this offer, after booking my order they are given me Order No. 170051 & Booking ID [protected]. They are send my Package Voucher Th Speed Post ( Dock. No. POED540854567). when I received this voucher i surprise it they are send only package Voucher not my free gift. I Continuous followup in this matter over phone & mail but till date they are not to send my free gift.
Kindly take a immediate action in this group .
Avijit Mallick Chowdhury
Sir / Ma'am,
I am subscriber of Scientific American India Sub No. SAI1539565 for three years from Dec 2009 till nov 2012 . In January 2011 Living Media group stopped publication of SCI AM India and informed that refund of Rs 1210 will be done in three weeks time that is by 31-Jan 2011. It has been more than SIX MONTHS ONE NOW. Despite innumerable telephonic/mail follow ups, i have not received my refund i.e. Rs 1210/- .
I shall be highly grateful if i get my money (Rs.1210/-) at the very earliest.
Your kind cooperation will be highly appreciated and I shall always remain obliged.
Thanking you in anticipation,
On 13-09-2010 I got a call from India Today Book Club, the caller name is Mr Sarat. He told me that I got selected for Rs1 lakh diamond Diwali Bonanza Offer. In this offer I can purchase up to 1 lakh of Diamond jewellery from Surat Diamond. I will get 20 number vouchers of Rs5000 each. For that i have to pay Rs 14996 and Rs299 handling charges and they will give me a 22 items (Swatch Watch-2 Nos, MTV Roadies Sunglasses- 2 Nos, Reebok wallet+key chain - 2 Nos, Books of three title – 2 nos each, MTV T-Shirt- 2 Nos, Reebook Track Suit- 2 Nos, Reebok Shorts- 2 Nos, Reebok LITE Speed Shoes - 2 Nos, Reebok VB Thong Slipper- 2 Nos), two holiday voucher free. I have made the payment after a through inquiry to their correspondence. Their correspondence Mr Sarat and his senior clearly told me that I can club those 20 vouchers and can made a single purchased of upto 1 lakh from Surat Diamond.
I have received the material, though some material are not of my size given to them, Now when the time of vouchers is came they are now telling me that I cannot clubbed the vouchers and the person make me another offer of giving me physical diamond for that i have to again pay Rs15000 or so
I think it is a clear case of cheating and misleading the public.
I am regularly doing shopping from India Today Book Club (I.T.B.C.) & Living
Media India Ltd. from last 2 years.
I have received call from your executive Rohit Sharma from [protected] on
17/9/10 at 4.30 p.m. stating that you have won Cash Gold box of
Rs.3, 30, 000/- (Rupees Three Lac Thirty Thousand Only) from India Today Book
Club on the basis of previous purchases made by you from I.T.B.C. and to
avail this Gold Box you have to make payment of Rs.15, 998/- and Rs.14, 996/-
immediately towards Tax and processing charges and I made payment from my
HDFC credit card. After making payment Rohit told me that right now it is
5.00 P.M. and all the bank will be closed so we will courier the cheque to
you on your address. I asked for the cheque details and he has provided
cheque no.270586 of IDBI Bank Ltd. ad assured me that you will receive a
cheque within 3 to 4 working days. but, till today have not received
anything from yourside.
On 28/9/10 I received call from New Delhi office from Mr.Husain asking me
about the Gold Box cash price and I have provided him all the details of the
payment made on 17/9/10, and he told me that transaction which made earlier
is mistake form ourside now we will refund your both the amount but you have
to make payment of Rs.14, 998/- + 14, 998/- and immediately I made the payment
again from my HDFC card. He has taken my Bank account details like A/c no.,
name of the Bank branch etc. and assured me that you will get your Cash Gift
of Rs.3, 30, 000/- (Rupees Three Lac Thirty Thousand Only) and Refund of
Rs.15, 998/- and Rs.14, 996/- within 3 working days he has also provided me
his employee no. SH8002 and complaint no. RS07529830 and his contact
Now, almost 10 days has passed neither I have received any Refund of my
Credit card payment nor the Cash Gold box amount. I have lost my complete
faith from I.T.B.C.
Kindly look into the matter at the earliest as I don't want to put any bad
remarks on I.T.B.C.
I am a very old customer of India Today Book Club (ITBC) and have purchased
articles worth many lakhs from ITBC with aprreciation and satisfaction. I was awarded Gold Box worth *Rs 15 lacs* and received *300 Diamond Vouchers* of Rs 5, 000/- each vide e-mail on 8/9/2010 at [protected]@hotmail.com. I had made further request for clubbing of theseVouchers and for paper form of vouchers, and four more payments of 29, 992/- each and some more amounts were made in this connection, totalling more than Rs 100, 000/- just for clubbing and paper format of vouchers.
Finally I was informed when I was at Vaishnodevi near Jammu a week ago that my file has been processed and cleared for clubbing and that the vouchers in paper form would be sent by DTDC courier. However, while I was at Jammu, 5 days ago, I received another telephone call asking me to be on-line for receiving vouchers. I told that I belong to Jodhpur and I will have access to my e-mail on line only after 3 days.
Two days ago I recived a phone call on my telephone No. [protected] saying that now they are sending me the Vouchers and the code through E-mail on my Hotmail Account. Within 24 hours of this phone call as I was just waiting to get this coveted e-mail from your office, I got my hotmail account hacked and access to it was totally denied. My E-mail pass word and security secret questions were also tempered and so I cannot open my e-mail account in the hotmail.
While I am taking appropriate action with customer support of Hotmail for reviving my e-mail account, I am submitting summary of my complaint as below :-
The complaint is regarding:
1. Why the Diamond Vouchers were not sent in paper format by courier despite payment by additional purchases for that purpose?
2. Why the clubbing mail was not received by me at my gmail address, though both hotmail and gmail ID's were in record?
3. Why even after my request, urgent remedial action was not taken to prevent misuse and fraud?
4. Why is it that my e-mail account on hotmail, which was known to the staff of India Today Book Club (ITBC) and also that ONLY ITBC staff knew about the e-mail being sent giving CODE numbers regarding Gold Box / Diamond Jewellery worth 1, 500, 000/- for me, was hacked by someone just hours within the phone call by a staff member from ITBC to my phone No. [protected] intimating e-mail being sent?
5. What is the remedial action now and how can I redeem my Rs. 1.5 million worth of Gold Box / Diamond Jewellery Vouchers?
Dr V K RAZDAN
Surface Mail Address:
Dr Vimal Kumar Razdan
Institute of Mental Sciences, Specialist
Razdan House, Narsingh Dara
Jalori Bari, Jodhpur - 342001
During December 2009 I foolishly ordered "Complete history of world" through readers digest(ITBC). A cheque was attached and the same was en cashed on 6/1/2010. When I did not get the book by Feb 2010 I tried calling Readers digest and my ordeal started. I live in Chennai and I was told that I have to call 011 [protected]. In spite of this customer complaint number being an STD, not toll free number, Perhaps to avoid customer calling, I called up several times and was told the book had returned back due to address problems. Mind you, I am living in the same address for the past 12 years and still get all "Readers digest" magazine regularly.
I was told with in 20 Days the book will be re sent to me. I patiently waited for the same and called up in march, I was then told that the book is out of inventory and they are waiting for the same to come, I called up again in April and same reply, Agin in may 2010 same reply. I took this very hard and told them to cancel the order and return the money. After that every 20 days I am calling them and they are still, we are in September 2010, given the money back. In august I got a call from one Ravi, who gave me a "waybill number" of blue dart which turned out to be wrong. Today I spoke to the call center and one Mr. Rashid, who was very harsh, says it is the problem of "Blue Dart". I have never seen such utter disregard for customers.
I sincerely believe that ITBC is cheating money and forcing customers to go through horrid time with their call center to dissuade them from asking re imbursement
I was allured on my mob.no.[protected] on 06-08-2010, for free Gold Offer 0f Rs1.60 lac on purchaging different items. ID for the same was given as-[protected] . LCD TV +sunglass for Rs17699/-, Camcorder+home theatre + Dvd player for Rs15998/-.To save Tax have to pay more . Against ID no.[protected] have paid Rs27997/- and against ID no.[protected] have paid Rs13498/-for a set of home appliances. All these payments were made through my Crdit Cards.
Except free gift offer of gold and against payment of R13498/- rest of the items have been recieved. I could not get in touch again.No tel.no. is conversational or reciprocal.Since I hava already paid the amount, therefore it is essential to procure the free gift as well as items are due.
There are five unique n0s. to claim special offers against membership numbers:
1. MEM.NO. ITBC [protected]------174368625A100023576
2. MEM.NO..ITBC [protected] ------159387525A100024044
3. MEM.NO. ITBC [protected]-------159387525A100023585
4. MEM.NO.ITBC [protected]-------142373625A100023510
5. MEM.NO.ITBC [protected]-------159387525A100023511
I therefore, request to expedite the same.
I had placed an order for Swatch Watch costing Rs 3199.00. The said order was placed on 4 April 2009 (may be before 2 and half month). Even after continuance reminders and follow-up with the Company, I have not yet received Swatch Watch till date. Therefore, on 21 May 2009, I have requested for cancellation of order and refund of amount at the earliest. I have continuously requested for cancellation of order vide my mail dated 22 May 2009, 25 May 2009, 16 June 2009 and 16 June 2009.
For every mail, the seller is repeating the same response that "In this regard we would like to inform you that we have already forwarded your complaint to our concerned department. Kindly wait for some more time."
They are not refunding my amount or taking any steps to do so..
Somebody Has Fraudulently used my credit card ending with last
four digits 9397 and made payment to your company(Living Media
India Ltd, Delhi) details of the payment is as under
Transaction Date Transaction Code Amount paid Time
04/06/[protected] 2:59 p.m.
04/06/[protected] 3:00 p.m.
04/06/[protected] 3:03 p.m.
you are requested to make no delivery of the items purchased by the fraudulent user . In case any delivery of the items purchased is made, the same will be at your risk and responsibility . Any damages on account of this fraudulent payment will be borne by you and the amount above mentioned transactions be reserved and credited into my credit card ending with last four digits 9397 .
Mobile no. - [protected]
Address - manager, Punjab National Bank, Sco. - 28-29, Sec-33D, Chandigarh
Pin Code - 160020
Ihave been offered a track suit at a concessinal price and accordingly I placean order for Track suit(large size) with which I had been offered a free gift of 2 nights holiday worth Rs.5000.00 alongwith a free first time purchase offer of a Reebok watch but to my utter surprise I received a cosignment of a track suit of smaal size in place of a large one(Also the Quality does not match with the brand name of REEBOK) against my order and though the Reebok watch was there but holiday coon was missing from the consignment. This is simply cheating.
My Booking ID [protected] & [protected] My Order Number TELESALES/0GA100008124 & TELESALES/0GA100008212 Payment...
This complaint is regarding a serious fraud that sales agent of India today are doing these days.One guy called me and told me that I have done shopping before also from their company so I am eligible for a draw in which If I buy a product I will get a miniumum guaranted prize of RS5000 and max of Rs one lac.So I bought a swatch watch .After few days a guy named Abhijeet called me again and told that I have won RS60000 which will be transfered to my account in few days or I can get a draft but if I continue to play this game and buy one more product of min rs 15000 I will be elligible for next round where only few persons has gone and it has a guaranted prize of Rs 100000 so I bought a HTC phone and he gave me a claiming ID to claim the prize.But now when I had called there customer care they told that it is not true.These guys have cheated me and maybe many other people aswell.I also want to cancel both the products and my money to be refunded.
My membership ID is ITBC10318612.I only bought these products because they were provided by a reputed group of Times of India but they are cheating public.Seeing the number of complaint against them they have become the biggest fraud company in India.
18 February 2010
To Whomsoever it may concern
I have already taken the 3 package at 19 Nov. 2009, Amount Rs. 3, 198.00 Per Package
One Package is 3 Air Ticket Return from Bombay to India Any where. I Buy 3 package like that, Total Amount 9, 594.00, Booking No. [protected], [protected], [protected], But from Booking date 19 Nov. 2009 to Today 18-02-2010, no package is given to me & every time when I call to Customer Call Centre, They call me that your package is here & you book One Package another & We send it both package together.
So I can Booked another Packages from your company:
Booking ID : [protected] Rs. 12, 498.00
[protected] Rs. 7, 498.00
[protected] Rs. 7, 598.00
[protected] Rs. 21, 750.00
Plus they can issue me The Voucher of Surat Diamond Company Worth Amount 2, 00, 000/- Rupees.
Please note that your organization has cheated me, by providing me with fake packages which does not exist at all. For example, Suraj Diamond company has never issued vouchers above Rs. 5000/-, I confirm form Surat Diamond Co. at Mumbai and you have provided me Following vouchers.
Voucher No. IB425929683 Rs. 15, 000
IB524929678 Rs. 15, 000
IB5124976293 Rs. 25, 000
IB5249923761 Rs. 25, 000
IB681579025 Rs. 20, 000
IB677145036 Rs. 25, 000
IB895315605 Rs. 25, 000
IB611230389 Rs. 25, 000
IB585221561 Rs. 25, 000
Total Rs. 2, 00, 000
You are requested to cancel all the above packages and refund our money at the earliest. In case our money is not reverted, we will take serious action on you and your company.
Please do the needful and reply back as appropriate.
My Mobile No. : [protected]
Email Id : [protected]@rediffmail.com
I have ordered a pair of reebok shoes from Bagittoday (India Today Group) on 29th Nov. 2009. The site has committed me a free gift of a wrist watch with this order. The order costs Rs. 1398.00 including delivery charges. I have done payment at the time of order by Credit Card.
I have sent lots of mails to the company mail ID ([protected]@indiatodaybookclub.com and [protected]@bagittoday.com). Everytime they have the same reason that the order has not been updated in their system. After a long struggle, they asked me the shoe size so that the order can be delivered on 10th Jan 2010. I replied on the same day. On 12th Jan 2010, they sent me a mail stating that the order is in process with order no. is BAGITTODAY/0GA100000542. After this mail, whenever I ask the update for that order, they reply with the reason that the order is in process, please wait for 10-12 days.
Still I am receiving mails from [protected]@irctc.co.in to order the same thing which I have already ordered and not delivered to me.
Now, It is around 3 months when I placed the order and I have not received any good response from India Today Group.
The details of the order are :
Your order has been placed, here are the details:
Mode of payment: Credit Card/Debit Card
Total transaction amount:1398.0
I need your intervention and help. Please look into it. I will be very much thankful to you and your team.
Mobile : +91-[protected]
E-mail : [protected]@yahoo.co.in