National Magazine Exchangescam

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If this truly is a legit business why so many different names, locations and phone numbers? Besides that they made over 400, 000.00 in one day yet they hold the sweepstakes every 18 to 19 months? Whats that all about. Oh thats right they just want to get fat of your hard earned dollar!!

BBB Rating for National Magazine Exchange
This business is in the process of responding to 1 complaint(s) previously closed with no response.
The company mails notices inviting people to call and enter the Million Dollar "Strike It Rich" Sweepstakes. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes. The odds of winning are determined by the number of people who enter. The company estimates the odds at no more than 1 in 26 million. The sweepstakes promotion is used by the company to promote magazine subscriptions.

Our file experience shows that the company has received complaints alleging billing disputes, misinterpretation of the sweepstakes promotion, and misunderstanding the company's billing terms. The company has addressed most complaints brought to its attention by the BBB by cancelling the consumer's account or responding to questions regarding the sweepstakes promotion or its billing procedures.

In order to expedite handling of any questions, or if you have a complaint, the company requests that you call their customer service department at [protected] or email them at [protected]@nmemags.com

Business Contact and Profile for National Magazine Exchange
Name: National Magazine Exchange
Phone: [protected] ext. 2318
Address: 8285 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 150
Largo, FL [protected]
Website: www.nmemags.com
www.specialdata.com
Original Business Start Date: August 1985
Principal: Mr. Dennis A. Cahill, CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Dennis A. Cahill, CEO
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: August 1985, FL
Type of Business: Magazine Sales Departments, Sale Outsourcing Companies, Soliciting Organizations
BBB Accreditation: National Magazine Exchange is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc.
NME
National Publishers Exchange
National List Exchange
National Clearing Exchange
Clearinghouse Magazine
Million Dollar Sweepstakes
Strike It Rich 2 Sweepstakes
One Switch
N.M.E Magazine Services
NME Prize Disbursement
Fantasy Riches Sweepstakes
Agora Marketing Solutions
Think Direct
Strike It Rich VII Sweepstakes
Wellness4Life

Products and Services of National Magazine Exchange
This company offers magazine sales via phone and a telemarketing call center for
various companies and products.

Business Management
Additional company management personnel include:
Mr. William H. Hood - CEO (previous)
Mrs. Suzanne Tortorice - General Counsel
Mr. David Macey - Senior Manager of Customer Service
Mr. Thomas N. Lord - Vice President/CIO
Mr. J. Michael Capito - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jeffrey Fix - Senior Vice President
Mr. Robert R. Moravek - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Rob Paolillo - Vice President of Finance
Pat Fung - Vice President of Software Development
Ms. Deborah Pitt
Sean Myers - Manager Quality Assurance
Thomas H Ripley - President
Janice Alexander

Additional Locations and Phone Numbers
Additional Addresses
16120 US Highway 19 N Ste 400
Clearwater, FL [protected]
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PO Box 9084
Clearwater, FL [protected]
1320 US 10 North
Clearwater, FL 33758
8285 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 150
Largo, FL [protected]
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Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: [protected]
Additional Web Addresses
www.specialdata.com


Licensing for National Magazine Exchange
This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

Responses

  • Pe
    Penny Murdock Nov 15, 2019
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I have read many of the comments above & I Thank each and every one of you for reporting this scam. I agree that there needs to be a place besides BBB that can put a stop to these kinds of companies that take advantage of people. So, I searched high and low & after researching today this is what I found...

    Contact your Attorney General of your state can & will investigate these types of companies. I live in Utah so here is the link for that state just search for your state...

    https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov
    https://consumerprotection.utah.gov/consumers/
    File a report. Then something I received in the mail is what to click on next.
    Then click on the option I received a notice saying I had or could have won something...
    It then asks Did you enter a game, drawing, or sweepstake that resulted in the prize notice being sent to you?
    Other than Publishers Clearing House I did not enter a game. But if I click No then it goes not where.
    So I clicked Yes... It then asks Which of the following best describes your issue? I clicked None of the above
    We need more information in order to assist you.
    Please call us directly at [protected] during normal business hours to speak with an investigator.

    btw
    A New Division of Corporations has been added to their options;
    https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/about/dept/criminal/wcce/

    In addition, the Commercial Enforcement Division of the Attorney General’s Office enforces the antitrust laws of the state and participates in multi-state antitrust enforcement. Finally, the Commercial Enforcement Division prosecutes securities fraud, consumer fraud, and other white-collar fraud cases, both civil and criminal.

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  • Ms
    Ms. Vee Oct 28, 2018

    Big Scam! I am so glad I looked up these reviews. I tore up the letter and tossed it in the trash, which is where National Magazine Exchange should be. Thanks to all who posted their interactions with this company because it has helped people like me when we look up the reviews from others. Sorry, this has happened to you all. Good Luck in getting refunds and canceling your account with these scammers.

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  • Tr
    tricee Jan 06, 2014

    I RECEIVED A LETTER SAYING 50% OF $210.95 WHICH IS $105.47 CAN BE PAID LETTER SIGNED BY THOMAS MCNAMEE LETTER WAS FROM TATE AND KIRLIN ASSOCIATES 2810 SOUTHAMPTON ROAD PHILADELPHIA PA [protected] WITH PHONE NUMBERS [protected], [protected] WHEN I PUT ACCOUNT NUMBER IN ON THE NATIONAL MAZAGINE EXCHANCE WEB SITE IT SAY IT IS NOT A ACCOUNT NUMBER AND HAD A SITE TO GO AND PAY WWW.PAYTKA.COM

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  • Ha
    Hanna03 Sep 14, 2012

    I have a new address & phone number you can add to that list! The phone number is almost exactly like the first one on the list [protected]! And the address I have is PO Box 9084 Clearwater, FL 33758

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  • Kr
    KR69 Mar 25, 2012

    I just received a letter tonight and it was signed by E. Wright. I guess this name can now be added to the list. This is obvisously a scam not to mention the sweepstakes is to be drawn on 11:59PM (ET) on 4/3/2014 That is 2 years from now LOL. Don't get scammed I know I won't thanks to good people like you all above who were able to warn me. Thanks. -KR

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  • Wa
    Wanda Van Santen Nov 10, 2011

    Recently a neighbor was conned into purchasing something from the National Magazine Exchange/[protected] our to Largo, Florida and they then asked for the last four numbers of her ATM card after which she decided not to use her card but rather to send them a check. When she told me about this, I then told her that it was a scam and the next day, she went to her bank and discovered that they had already debited her ATM account for the amount. Fortunately, she was able to reverse the charges. Please, please DO NOT fall for this scam. Please alert everyone about this scam being run by the National Magazine Exchange out of Largo, Florida. Thanks and BEWARE of this scam!

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  • Wa
    Wanda Van Santen Nov 10, 2011

    Recently a neighbor was conned into purchasing something from this company and they asked for the last four numbers of her ATM card after which she decided not to use her card but rather to send them a check. When she told me about this, I then told her that it was a scam and the next day, she went to her bank and discovered that they had already debited her ATM account for the amount. Fortunately, she was able to reverse the charges. Please, please DO NOT fall for this scam. Please alert everyone about this scam being run by the National Magazine Exchange/[protected] out of Largo, Florida. Thanks and BEWARE of this scam!

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  • Ll
    LLEANICK Aug 09, 2011

    I received my "winning" notification in mail saying to call 800.307.6247 to confirm my address. What a crock? I didnt waste my time PCH was no different, return your order form to enter to win HAHAHAHA. How many times do you have to request to be removed from mailing list before they get the hint, I am not falling for their scam to make them rich? Companies who sell my information to these marketing scam companies should be sued for supplying my information to unscruplous people. People who are only trying to take advantage of the all american dream to win BIG, but guess what itll cost me 1st. I am so tired of being spammed by emial and by federal snail mail, someone needs to come up with the do not email or mail me list like the no call list. Furthermore, there should be a way to trace the companies who sell my address so they can be fined for selling my information that is not even listed in phone book.

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  • De
    Dean C May 17, 2011
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I have numerous memberships and had accepted to be charged 3 times monthly by this company. When I decided to end my subscription with them, still they’re charging me and they did it 8 times already I have send them lot of emails but no single respond from them. I’m demanding them to stop charging and give back the other charges I did not authorize because now I face serious problem with my bank I have overdraft of $450. I cannot find a way to contact them, their number is always busy.

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  • Or
    orange50 Dec 29, 2010

    This is obviously junk mail. The address of the company doing this is on this website. Maybe we should send them our junk mail back. Let them waste their time and money dealing with it.

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  • Ja
    ja52720 Dec 14, 2010

    I got the same letter .I was hopeful because times are hard, and people like me need money and Christmas is near. I have to reread the letter four times . I was hoping that it would come true, but when I check there were a lot of complaints already.! My God! These people should be ashamed of themselves.

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  • Ne
    Nelson Oct 19, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I just received a call from an attorney office stating that National Magazine had given them my name.. this is such a SCAM!!! I was told that I would be entered in a sweepstakes contest and no purchase nesessary----now they want me to pay $34 for magaxines I never got!!! I have called and called theNational magazine company many times, and many times I have left messages stating that I never received the magazines, if they would send me the magazines, I would pay for them.. this was from the year 2005--I am not a magazine reader, this is a scam

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