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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved National Readers Service — SCAM - Lied about past due account
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
A couple of years ago I got an unsolicited call from National Readers Service wanting to sell me magazines. The original offer was to pay $1.43 per week for a 5 year subscription to Time Magazine and I'd get 4 other magazines for free. By the end of the conversation, I was told I'd have to pay for the whole subscription up front which amounted to a payment of $62.50 for 12 months. At the end of the twelve months, they were still taking money out of my checking account, so I called to find out what was going on and I was told that it was an 18 month payment plan. WHen I had finally paid them off they started calling me to get me to sign up for another 5 years. This was at the end of 18 months !! I told them no each time. A week ago, I got a call from them telling me that I still owed on the original account. They said that I'd only paid off the first two years and that I still owed them for three. Of course, I had thrown away my original letters and things after I had paid off the $62.50 at 18 months, so I thought I'd say OK and then see that came in the mail. I had to give them my debit card for the first payment of $49.90 and then they were to invoice me for another 30 months. The girl talked so fast, I didn't have time to think because I was just trying to keep up with what she was saying. This week I got a letter in the mail from them signing me up for a new account for an additional 60 months and the total was $1, 497 !!! I tried calling them to cancel the 'subscription', but their phone number on the letter was a porn site and their phone number on the bank statement was bogus. I went straight to the bank and cancelled my debit card and got a new one so they couldn't charge my account any more. I will send them a letter (who knows if the address is bogus) cancelling and am filing a complaint with the bank to investigate the charges on my account. If they call to threaten me I will get a lawyer to fight this. Or will call the Better Business Bureau. Is there some way to put this company out of business ?