Readers Services of America sent me a phony bill

Salt Lake City, Utah 7 comments

I got a bill from Reader Services of America stating that it was the final notice and that I was over due on payments for magazine subscriptions which I never ordered.The amount was over $300 for 8 months of magazines.

When I called the 1-888 number they said my account was in collections and transferred my call. The collections department said that I owed over $600 and that the $300 was just to get my account current. When I asked them to supply me with verification that I actually ordered the magazines (my signature on a paper) they gave me a date in March saying I ordered them. I told them I hadn't and refused to do anything else until they sent me verification and they quickly told me they would cancel my account and reverse any charges so that I would owe nothing.

I'm still waiting for written notice of that.

Do not believe what these people tell you.

Review about: Magazine Subscription.

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Anonymous
Cadiz, Kentucky, United States #938266

I actually got a bill from Capital Billing Service for $1098.00 for 6 years of magazines I never ordered.They were rude and uncooperative and basically told me that it was a verbal agreement.

They also had the last 4 numbers of an old credit card I had with a bank from years earlier. He told me I would have to file a dispute, which I did. I also contacted my Attorney Generals office who informed me that this is a major pyramid scheme and that they are associated with multiple 3rd party magazine subscription companies who claim they are giving you a promotion but then try to tell you that you owe for it. I have spent days on the phone, sent letters to all of the major credit reporting agencies and also contacted the Better Business Bureau.

While I don't think it is necessary to take as many steps as I did, I do think you need to document everything and definitely report to the Attorney General.I am still waiting for a response to my dispute.

Anonymous
to AnotSohappyinKY2 #1029114

I am now in the same predicament as you.I received a similar bill in the mail yesterday.

Was this issue ever resolved for you?

Did you file a dispute with Capital Billing Service?

Thanks in advance, I'm just worried and not sure what to do at this point!

Anonymous
#738635

I have gotten many phone calls.I have gotten many magazines that I did not order.

What a waste of good money. I have not gotten any bills, yet I get the phone calls stating that I had ordered the magazines. They even confirmed the credit card number and it was not one of mine.

SO some poor person out there is getting billed for these magazines that I throw away, and get phone calls about.What a waste....

Anonymous
#525505

I just got a call from an asswipe in some collection department saying I owed American Reader's Service over $1,000 for magazine subscriptions I never wanted nor asked for. It seems this shyster outfit has been doing this to others as well.

Anonymous
to Erik #1029115

Hi Erik!I am in the same position as you.

Did this issue every get resolved for you?

If you never paid them, did they report you to any credit bureaus?Thanks in advance for your response, I'm just not sure what to do to resolve this bogus claim...

harrypotteranddraco
#40437

hey thanks for the hint but thier magizines are good. but it's true that some of them are proble corrupt enough to do something that *** f.y.i I kept the copy of my sing. on how much it would cost the second they try to change it i'm canceling my order.

harrypotteranddraco
#40436

hey thanks for the hint but thier magizines are good. but it's true that some of them are proble corrupt enough to do something that *** f.y.i I kept the copy of my sing. on how much it would cost the second they try to change it i'm canceling my order.

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Readers Services of America - Do NOT use Reader Services of America! They scammed me!

Ripley, Mississippi 0 comments

I got a phone call explaining that i had been one of the select few chosen to be entered into a $100,000 dollar sweepstakes.They told me I would receive a $400.00 free gas card in the mail just for being chosen.

There was a catch indeed, I had to subscribe to some magazines. The prices were rediculos. I however paid the $75.00 fee to receive the magazines and the FREE gas card. About a week and a half i received a letter saying I had to pay for another subscription in order to receive the gas card.

Thats not the agreement they had told me. I tried getting the money back they said they'd send me the magazines but I am waiting!

Thats a SCAM!!!I'm from Ripley, MS!

Review about: Free Gas Cards.

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