2/20/2010 - Young, white, blonde hair ~ 5'4" tall arrived at door and said his name was Jay Kurelko, that he lived 2 streets over. Said my neighbor (told me her name) was a friend and that she said he should come see me, that I would be nice to him. He was raising "points" by selling magazines for a trip to London with his soccer team. Said he got double points for cash. On and on...
It's a SCAM!! Police are looking for them. Call the police and get them picked up.
A young man came to my door on September 20, 2009 asking if I would be interested in helping him win a trip to Europe by purchasing magazines. He said if I purchased part cash, part check he would get more more points. I selected two year subscription of "Rolling Stone" for $70.00 and paid $15.00 in cash and wrote a check for $55. He informed me that I would start to receive the magazine in 12 weeks. When I checked my bank account, I discovered my personal check #7484 made out to Atlantic Circulation Inc. was posted on October 1, 2009. It is now February 5, 2010 and I still have not received my magazines. I have contacted the company via their website and have not had a response. I am outraged that I have not received my pre paid product and that the young man wasn't a student trying to earn his way to Europe. I have 4 children and they have participated in fundraisers through their school to take class trips to places like Yosemite, Washington D.C. and Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespearean Festival. My children did honest work to earn their money to make those trips and if Atlantic Circulation Inc. is using children (he said he was in high school) to sell a product and not deliver, they are committing fraud. I want either my magazines or a refund for services unrendered.
I have never received magazines purchased from a kid going door to door. He said these magazines were being sold to earn points to win a college scholarship, and that his team was competing against a girl's team doing the same thing. I purchased Bass Master for my husband, Rachel Ray, and Woman's Day which totaled $110. I think we have been scammed, this order was placed Aug. 2009 and it is now Dec. 17, 2009. Please be aware of this company, and these door to door sales kids. It's a RIP OFF!!!
I was approached outside my local Target store by a young ma. He stated that he was involved in a contest to win tuition and travel money. He said that I could help him by purchasing magazines. The best way to help him, he said, was by donating a subscription of the Disney magazine to a women's shelter. This would earn him extra bonus points. I wrote out a check for $48.00 which he took. I got a receipt numbered. Upon returning home, I realized that this did not seem like a legitimate business, so I followed the procedures on the back of my receipt to cancel the order. I mailed it certified mail, and it has been received by Atlantic Circulation Inc. Their contract states that if I cancel, any payments made will be returned within 10 business days following the receipt by them of my cancellation notice. I was shocked today to see that there are so many other complaints lodged against this company. I hope that this can help someone else. If you are approached by someone representing this company, keep your money. It is a scam.
My 19 year old son took off on this venture 9 days ago. He was promised free room & transportation & $20.00 a day cash for personal expenses during a 2 week training period. Now that he is in another state he has to help pay for the room each night & doesn't get his $20.00 a day. If they don't get cash sales for the day then nobody gets any money. People do not receive magazines. It's a scam. They just take your cash & spend it to live from day to day. They left my son & another kid stranded at a gas station in West Virginia because the "managers" didn't have enough gas to pick them back up at the "meeting point". So now I'm on my way to West Virginia to get my kid & bring him home. Unfortunately, alot of the kids don't have family that will help them get back home so they are stuck because they never get paid more than a few bucks at a time & have to use that to eat. When I tried to find the website for this "company" it says the domain name is for sale. You would think that somebody could put a stop to this.
These people are COMPLETE scam artists! And they show Cult like mentality! They go around and recrute young...
A very friendly young man came to our door and sold me a magazine subscription. I paid partly in cash and the rest by check. The receipt said delivery should begin in 120 days. That was July of 08. By January of 09 I still hadn't received anything. I emailed customer service (because I couldn't get through on the phone). The next day I received a call from someone named Nikki (no last name) who said the publisher had my address incorrect. I told them I wanted to just cancel and get a refund. I was instructed to mail in my receipt and I have done so. We'll see how that goes.
The best way to subscribe to a magazine is through the magazine itself. Don't bother with these people. It is such a headache.
There is a magazine crew travelling the us and scamming people. They recently were in tx you can see compaints at the below links. When some one comes to your door watch out for names liek terri miller, sean yannotti, kevin oxford, emerson winfield, donna stubbs, devon wescoe and matt nagengast.
Http: / / www. Complaintsboard.com / complaints / atlantic - circulation - inc - c116667. Html
I don't understand why this hasnt been stopped earlier! Help stop them.
Report, and complain about your situation
Go to and fill out complaint forms be sure to use names so that they are easier to track down. :
Www. Fraud. Org
Www. Consumerfraudreporting. Org
And most importantly contact your state attorney general.
The list is at consumerfraudreporting. Org / stateattorneygernerllist. Php
Please help stop!
In June of this year, a young man came to my door with a story about trying to achieve so many points to win...