Progressive Business Publications
United States - 19355
Company information: Progressive Business Publications 370 Technology Drive Malvern, Pennsylvania United...
We received a call from International Credit Recovery for a subscription that was never ordered. The invoice was faxed to our office and shows a past due balance of $299.00. Noone in our office ordered this subscription.
This company sent us a bogus invoice for a bogus publication called "Administrative Professional Update" that no-one at our office has ever heard of or would EVER (!!!) be interested in. Needless to say, no-one has ordered or approved this publication, either (especially the employee named on the invoice), which by-the-way would have had to be authorized by myself in the first place.
Looking at the other posts in this forum, it is clear that this is the way this company operates and -sadly- nothing is really being done about it. Shady business practices like these need to be stopped! I am sick of ### backs!
Free Trial Issues turned into having a collection agency calling my place of business daily demanding payment. Stay away from them. Invoices were returned marked cancel. No phone number or email on invoices to cancel with. Stay away. 9
I have repeatedly tried to cancel accounts and continue to receive publications that are always returned. Now two bills have been received regarding subscription renewals to items I don't want! I have emailed, called and written this company multiple times in the past 6 months with no answer and complete failure to just delete the account. I refuse all publications and return all bills with CANCELED hoping they will get the deal. But they don't.
Progressive Business Publications is a horrible company for customer service and publications. I don't recommend them to anyone.
This company states that as an employee at a long term care company in SC, I ordered 16 magazines for managers and supervisors. I do not remember ordering these magazines. I am no longer with this particular company and now I am being asked to pay a bill for 691.20. This is fraudulent to say the least. I would have to have gotten corporate approval for this.
I looked for this company online and read all the complaints. I called co to complain also when they brought up the order i found it had been cancelled already. I had started a trial and sent the invoice back, received another publication and saw red!! I figured i would threaten them as the internet says works, but it was not necessary. I asked them why the complaints? They dont understand, but it is mostly people like me, who instead of calling them, write complaints and assume they messed up. I recommend you call them first then complain if you still feel it neccessary, most complaints are invalid, and even the bbb complaints, if you actually check them, have been unfounded and resolved.
The compoany Progressive Business Publication sent my employer company an invoice claiming that I ordered a one year subscriptiono to the Internet & Marketing Report. I did not order this. My employer company does not subscribe for publications. In trying to contact Progressive Business Publications I went online to search for their phone contact since it was not shown in the invoice. The Google search also gave a Progress Business Publication Scam site which I reviewed the compl;aints contained therein. I now understand the invoice is a scam. I will be reporting it to the BBB and fax Progressive Business Publication that we would not be making payment and that we have lodged a complain to the BBB and submitted a complaint to the Progressive Business Publication Scam web site.
Got a letter call from ICR collection agency stating that we owed $299 for an accounts payable publication we did not authorize shipment of. Was told if we paid $130 they would cancel the rest and not charge more. To keep our credit clean we gave our visa # to pay the $130. We were given the name of the employee who supposedly authorized it by giving her birthday. It sounded fishy, but this employee was at Mayo clinic battling skull cancer (not an exaggeration) so we let it go. When this employee came back to work, she had a copy of the original invoice that she had mailed back to the company with a big X through it, having written on it "did not order". I called progressive to notify them of the situation and they had me fax it to them. A few days later, I spoke with Cynthia Thomas who was nice at first and eluded to the fact that she did us a favor by reducing the original $299 to $130. When I asked her to reverse the $130 since we had documentation showing that we did not want the publication, she started getting a little more defensive and said she would not reverse it since that invoice was not sent back within 30 days (which it was, but we couldn't prove). I told her that this is a huge scam and that there are complaints all over the internet about this company. She said she didn't care what people were saying about her on the internet. At that point she was becoming belligerent, so I told her forget it, that I would just do a chargeback on the VISA. She responded by saying, "Fine, if you do a chargeback, I'll "come at you for the whole $299", and hung up on me. Wow, what business savvy!
This company sent the company that I work for an invoice for $299.00 for a safety newsletter. They used my name as the person that order it, funny thing is that the invoice date was during a week that I was on vacation. When I called them to question why we were being billed they were very rude and argued with me over the issue. It's a scam, don't pay these people anything.
Received a call from a rep at Progressive Business Publications offering a free trial subscription to The Selling Advantage newsletter, to be sent twice a month. I informed the rep that my company was small and had no interest in their offer. The rep said that they would send one copy and call me back to see if there was any interest after reading the publication. I informed the rep that it was a waste of time and that there would be no interest.
We then received three issues and then an invoice. I am sending back a copy of the invoice, marked "Invalid. Never Ordered", along with a letter and a copy of this posting.
Hopefully this will work but based on the other posts, it will not and legal action or a call to the Better Business Bureau will be necessary.
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Been fighting with PBP since November 2008 regarding a $299 unpaid invoice for an unsolicited and never received publication called "What's Working in Human Resources". Regularly we receive faxes and menacing phone calls from Cynthia Thomas at International Credit Recovery, Inc. The last time she called she said all conversations are recorded so I asked her to play back the conversation we allegedly had about me ordering this publication. She said they already recorded over it. Cynthia Thomas of International Credit Recovery swears I ordered the item because after all "they have0 my date of birth". Well anyone with a half brain knows no one will ask for a date of birth and anyone with half a brain would never give out that information when ordering an item. Second it was the wrong date! The last time Cynthia called she asked if I was the President or Owner of the company. Although I'm in upper management I told her I was just a peon answering the phones every day. She totally was taken back! The phone calls and faxes claiming I owe them $299 have stopped for now so I think I found the answer to get them to stop! We also reported them to the BBB and Missouri Attorney General's office.
This company called an employee here under the guise of doing a survey and then started billing us for a Quality Managers Alert magazine that we either never received -or- was thrown out when the mail was received because we don't pay our employees to sit around and read magazines -- they're here to work.
We get scam mail daily and I throw out the unopened scam mail as I am aware, in our small company, of any subscriptions and/or advertising that are authorized here, so I know which ones are legitimate and which ones are not.
We don't even know what this magazine looks like and they want us to pay for it? I don't think so. They have now turned this over to International Credit Recovery Inc. to try to collect. I will issue complaints wherever I can on this company and their scam artists.
We are a small non-profit. Katy from Progressive Business Publications called a part-time employee with no...
It all begins when you start receiving invoices for $240 for a business newsletter to which you did not subscribe. You will get several invoices over a period of months. Then you will start getting telephone calls from a 'collection agency.' The telephone number of the person representing herself as a collection agency is [protected], an area code in south-central New York. When you ask for proof that you subscribed to the newsletter, you are told that you gave your birth date as confirmation. Of course, birth dates are easy to come by and many people have them on their Facebook accounts.
I do not know why the government has not shut down this operation. This is the second time they have fraudulently tried to pry money out of me. They tried it before about eight or ten years ago.
Because the invoices are sent to businesses and addressed to 'Accounts Payable, ' my guess is that oftentimes the invoices are paid by some clerk who thinks that someone in the organization actually did subscribe to the publication.
Telemarketer called to see fi they could send some free issues of CFO & Controller Alert to see what I thought. I agreed to them sending two "risk-free" issues. I received one newsletter and then two invoices billing me for $299. The invoiced thanked me for ordering a year's subscrption. I never agreed to ordering the newsletter. I never even got the two newsletters to review. This company is not reputable. I suggest not doing business withe them.