I just wanna say I deeply appreciate this website because I just found out that this company was not only scamming me but lots of other people. I have been called by this company everyday and have tried to cancel the subscription. Everyone keeps telling me the same thing, it's a 3 day cancellation policy. When I ordered them no one ever talked to me about the cancellation policy. I recently spoke with a representative about why the magazines could not be canceled. I don't understand why this is happening but I DESPERATELY AM IN NEED OF HELP because I am currently 9 months pregnant and I have a four year old daughter also so I can't keep making payments to these people for magazines that I don't even want. Now there telling me if I don't make a payment soon that will take legal action against me.
If there is someone out there that can HELP ME contact me back at my email at [protected]@inbox.com. I would really appreciate it.
American Reading Club claim that back in 2000 I ordered a 5 year subscription which I did not order totally in the amount of $1, 026. Now they have forwarded the account to a collection agency. According to the collection agency the transaction was done over the phone and that I have paid $54.00 for the 1st subscription. I don't recall ever ordering magazine over the phone and I know better to order anything over the phone. Ask the collection agency to show me proof that I ordered the magazine by providing me the credit card number or checking account used. The collection agency would not give me the information nor allow me to contact American Reading Club to get the proof. Because American Reading Club has nothing to do with the account any more. Now the collection agency is will to settle the matter from $1, 026 to $92.68. If I pay the $92.68 they will stop contacting me.
I have contacted ABC 7 at your side in my area to help with this matter. If anyone else out there experiencing the same problem with American Reading Club. You contact your local news media to report them. Also if anyone has other suggestions of reporting them to a government agency.
ordered magazines through them, they were unable to get the magazines i wanted. They credited my account, and did not charge me, but said they would still send me the magazines they could get, that i have asked for. however, i have only received 1 of each magazine that i ordered, and here it is 3 months later and all i have received in the mail were magazines i did not order. every time i call them, they say that they have called the magazine companies and those companies say they delivered them. they have not. i have a postal watch on my mail, and they have not seen 1 magazine come through.
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY! YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR MAGAZINES. IF YOU WANT A SPECIFIC MAGAZINE ORDER STRAIGHT FROM THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHES THEM.
I GIVE THIS COMPANY NEGATIVE 5 STARS.
Charged by ARC, from fake website. Dispute was made and the bank will contact the company. Left message for the company. Will try again supposedly the letter comes soon and it was an unauthorized phone number.
What else can I do besides contacting the bank, disputing and cancelling charges, and contacting the company. I am a young college student trying to get them back. On the phone I kept trying to tell them no but they kept asking for info. Should I sue as well ? Should I open another card and cancel- they tried to get my debit card number and my bank will flag stop payments as long as it is up to six months in advance. Contacted BBB in Atlanta and filed.
First, call [protected]. If you do not get the answer you want, contact the better business bureau for the Metro Atlanta area. This company has an unsatisfactory rating with them. This company knows how to play the old bait and switch game. Do not allow them to do this! Contact the BBB ASAP!!!
My husband was contacted by American Reading Club a couple of months ago wanting him to purchase multiple magazine subscriptions at a discounted rate. He never received anything in the mail and was contacted about 3 months later by a representative of the company demanding money & threatening to turn us in to collections. They conned our debit card# out of my husband and it cost us $500!! We need to ban together to stop these thieves. I am going to seek legal counsel against them. Please don't be fooled if they contact you - HANG UP!!
I used to be an employee at american reading club and i was reading all of these complaints and wanted to give advice to anyone who is or thinking of becoming a customer of american reading club. It is a scam a rip off they will do nothing but take your money and you will never receive what you ask for. I am going to let the public in on a few secrets of arc. First and for most NEVER NEVER give anyone your credit card # YOU ARE MAKING A VERY BIG MISTAKE!!! A trick of american reading club were they get most people. Is when you first place your order and you give them your credit card # and your card declines for some reason or another and they tell you ok well we will place this order as soon as your credit card gives us the approval. and you think ok well o well i didn't want it anyway and just forget about it! HA you are dead wrong they will run that card and run it some more until they get an approval and when they do they will charge you for it without even calling back to make sure you still want it or if you want the money taken out of your account at that time then LISTEN THIS IS THE BEST PART!~! They will wait 1 week to send you your welcome packet that has all the info on what you just bought and the cancellation information but what you don't know is by the time you receive the packet it is already to late to cancel. Another famous trick is that when you are on the phone with the sales person who is selling you these great magazines what you don't know is that you will NEVER receive those magazines you will receive the cheapest magazines they have nothing that you ordered or even want.! Now don't get me wrong the owner of american reading club is a good man and has children a wife and a helicopter that is probably paid for with your money! PUBLIC BE AWARE of what you are doing DO NOT give your credit card to anyone over the phone especially one you have never hard of or don't know where is located. I am sorry to all the customers i have sold magazines to in the past and put in such a bad situation I worked for the company for 1 year and sold many many magazine packages to many many people so again to those people I am so sorry!
Continue to send magazines not ordered and charge to my credit card that they are no authorized to use! This is awful scam!
I wanna complain about this company called AMERICAN READING CLUB about their misleading sales tactics as well as cancellation policy. I somehow got into this fraud company and now i am unable to cancel my membership. I have been paying them for long time. I even called them many times to cancel my membership but they would not allowed me to cancel. Once they told me that my membership was finally going to be over. I was quite glad to hear that coz i was tired of paying them. Since it was going to be over they offered me a gift package, which i accepted. I never got the gift but instead they opened a new account for which i have to pay 758. I don't wanna pay them anymore. I even stopped picking up their calls. Now they have threatened me to take strict steps against to collect their amount.
Hi all! I want to WARN everyone about this company - A R C American Reading Club. They are nothing but a RIP off. If they contact you hang up. Rip up any mail from them. DO NOT give them any information at all. They sucked my elderly mother in told her she would get a package from them and a year later still nothing. They say to cancel you need this package or there is nothing you can do. They also give your info to other companies. Two other companies took money from my mothers account and A R C took no responsibility for it but they are the ones who gave the info to these companies. My mother got her money back with the threat of being taken to court. But do not do business with this company they are a RIP OFF
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