Beverly Hills, California
United States - 90210
Someone perpetrated fraud by signing my name to an order form to provide a gift to someone else. First of all...
I ordered Playboy for my husband for Christmas. I oredered it 8/19/2010 it cost me $57.00 and still haven't recieved it. I've reach a person twice and they said it was on its way. But of course that wasn't true. Now every time I call I get a recording, when I try to leave a message it clicks off and the phone goes dead. I'm very disappointed and will never order anything from a kid or adult at my door ever again. Never try and help anyone but yourself I guess. If I don't get some kind of closure soon I will turn it into the Better Business Bureau.
This complaint is about magazines ripping off their customers by short changing them on issues.
For example, Playboy now has 2 "double issues" a year now but these so called double issues only have about 20% more pages than their regular issues. Thye do have two centerfolds but only 4 other pages on each girl compared to the the 6 to 8 pages on the playmate that normally have.
Reader's Digest is even worse. They don't even say that they are a double issue they just put in December/January or June/July in small type on the contents page and hope that nobody notices that that they are sending out only 10 issues instead 12.
I called Reader's Digest to complain and they did extend my subscription to 14 months so that I would get 12 issues but I doubt if most people would do that.
If 2 disparate magazines such as Playboy and Reader's Digest are doing this than I would guess that other magazines are also giving customers less issues than they expect from a "monthly magazine".
This is obviously a rip off.
I ordered this magazine for an xmas gift for the bf. I intended for the subscription to expire when my other magazines had run out...I discovered a 18 dollar charge on my credit acct. I assumed it was an auto renewal. I wasnt too concerned, what has concerned me is that I like others who've posted...I had to find their number on my credit card statement- I havent called yet. I will be though. I had selected just one year when i purchased the magazine and thats what i had expected. It was $2 off from overdrafting (paydays!!) I will not be ordering through playboy again.
they owe me a thousand bucks after i got them signups. i was waiting for the check but it never came. then now then cancelled my account. i was trying to contact their support but nobody's there. people, dont sell their site, its a scam.
I paid for a subscription to Playboy back in August 2009. My husband has not received yet, it's November 2009. Very disappointed. We keep getting notices to renew. My check was cashed in August. I believe that is called stealing. That's a real slap in the face since my husband has been subscribing to the magazine for a very long time.
12 Issues for $12.00 was mailing offer. Then billed at $15.96. That is a 33% increase over the advertised price. Would like to know what agency to contact to report this fraud. The ad came through postal deliver.
I have received several of these past due notices over the past couple of months. As I was previous subsciber of the magazine, I was concern as I had never renewed my subscription and thus I shouldn't have a past due notice. I checked online and saw that this was a scam, but it was only originally back 2006. This is still going on in 2009. Time to shut this crook down again.
So I have a subscription to Playboy which is good until November. 7/7/09 is when Playboy sent me the automatic renewal notice. I received it after that date and today on the 22nd of July I called to cancel the renewal. On the letter it said "We will be charging the credit card that you provided us if you do not cancel by 08/04/09." The girl tells me that it can be cancelled but it appears my card was charged on the 22nd. Oh what do you know, that's today!! How come they give me until the 8th but they are charging me 2 weeks early? So now I have to wait for the money to be refunded. I will never subscribe to a magazine again! They renew you and half of them don't even give you a number!!
I have enjoyed the Playboy Cyber Club as a yearly member since a couple of years ago. I renewed my membership last December. Besides that for the Playboy Cyber Club membership, however, I was surprised to find another charge on the credit card bill. Opening the Playboy Account Information page for checking my subscription information, I found myself registered as a Pbvideo member. I have never subscribed for it.
I wrote an email to the Playboy Cyber Club Customer Service to solve the problem on February 1, 2009 (Japan time). On February 3, I received emails from the Playboy Cyber Club Customer Service and the Pbvideo Member Services. They said that they were issuing me a refund, and that the credit had already been processed. I felt relieved to find that the problem had been solved. However, there is another story.
In the same February 3 email, Ms. X of the Playboy Cyber Club Customer Service told me to provide a new email address to login to protect my account from any other unauthorized changes. I provided her a new email address by email on February 4. But since then I cannot receive her response, and I cannot login to the Playboy Cyber Club with either username. Nor can I obtain a password. I asked her and the customer service, by email, what I should do, on February 5 and 6. Even now, I can receive no reply from her or the customer service.
Does anyone have an idea on what I can do from a Far Eastern country Japan?
Received an offer for a subscription. We don't allow this trash into our home! No phone number included...
I have received another bill in the mail, from Charles Martin for Playboy. Stating there going to turn us over to collections, if we don't pay the balance of $15.96 on Magazines, we never have received. There is no telephone number on this bill, so your not able to contact anyone, to stop collections. We are not paying for a Magazine we did not receive or Subscribe to. I guess my next step, is to hire an Attorney to these fraudulent acts, against these people who are trying to scam us out of our hard earned moneys. Sincerely W. Siebenlist
I was on a site Tagged, similar to a My Space, when someone wanted to be friends. Once we were friends he got me to chat on yahoo, showed me naked webcam, turned it off and asked if I would help vote for him on Playboy model. I was directed to this page http://tinyurl.com/4r2fae and the he told me the credit card was just for age verification. Upon further reading, I discovered that my card would be charged after 3 days for access to Best Porn Library, XXX Video Vault ("BPL" and "XXXVV"), or both. It said I authorized my information to be shared. Very scary...I am glad something inside said don't do this.
Good day. my name is steven horvath i am 59, and have been purchasing Playboy since 1969. and i feel that you...
The above company: Playboy, PO Box 5333; Harlan, IA [protected] (First Class Mail Permit No.47, Harlan...
Sent an e-mail yesterday (7/31) saying have not rec'd last three issues of magazine. Said I was a long time subscriber, yet magazine suddenly stopped. Was told I'd get a response within two days. I HAVE NOT heard anything. Please respond to my concern since I cannot call a number to speak with a real person. (better yet - call my home - # below)
Andy Case [protected]@verizon.net
My 14 year old son received a subscription card in the mail for 12 issues of Playboy for $12.00 along with a...
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I started to receive notices stating that my husband owe Playboy magazine $15.96 for a 1 yr subscription that was never ordered. We are being harassed via the mail and be threated with collections. We have sent numerous letter stating this with no response. I have seen the scam notices posted on the internet. Why isn't playboy doing something to stop this...
I bought a pair of shoes & after wearing them 6 times the heel snapped. I couldn't find the receipt & the shop said nothing could be done without this. I e.mailed playboy sending them a picture of the shoes complete with the box they came in. The reply was that they could do absolutely nothing and suggested that I try to get them repaired. This was not the answer I expected from a company the size of Playboy. There was not even an apology. I certainly will not be buying any more of their products.