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DKURRIGHTS Send email
 
Jan 5, 2018

people being charged andnot able tocancel mags

If I were any of you screwed customers by this company...call your credit card or payment methods fraud department and they can stop the charges being automatically taken out. just show them all the emails here and it should be enough for them to stop if not get refunds from these scummy (I was going to say people but they can't be human) thieves...It can't hurt and most likely can help. Allso contact authorities (google online scam reports or BBB or these types of sites as if this scam continues and they are stealing shouldn't it be a federal offense since they are using the US mail to send out these so called sweepstakes letters?????
GOOD LUCK AND REPORT TO ANYONE ONLINE YOU CAN IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO STOP OR FIGHT THEM!! !THEY COUNT ON EVERYONE GIVING UP AND JUST LETTING THEM HAVE THEIR WAY...TRUST ME THEY ONLY WIN WHEN YOU GIVE UP AND NOT KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS!!!
berto51 Send email
 
Dec 12, 2017

Fast talking scammer

In August 2017 I got a letter telling me that I am on the winning list for $1,000,000 . For some reason I thought that it was Publishers Warehouse. I called to enter the contest. The woman taking the info was nice. She then transferred me to her supervisor; a fast talking salesman. I told him that I don't have room for any magazines and that I didn't want any. I should have hung up right then. I can be too polite. We settled on 3 magazines. I ordered one for my friend and agreed to receive 2.
Now I'm getting 6. I didn't say yes to those. He talked so fast . I should have hung up. Darn.
So now I'm stuck with these magazines that I'm not reading.
What a predator. (I'm only 66yr old and go to a psychiatrist. )

TDM*Magazine .. nasty company


Bert
lover Send email
 
Dec 5, 2017

rip off

just called told them i do not have a credit card . they took my entry and wished me good luck. thats all you have to do.
Darlene Collins Send email
 
Nov 25, 2017

Cancellation

I have tried to cancel this subscription many times. I am now being told I owe 1100.00. I called today and was told I have to wait until December 31.
carley56 Send email
 
Aug 26, 2017

Magazine

I have received two sweepstakes notices and have NEVER responded (shred first one). Now I have received 2 magazines in a 10 day period. The first magazine I returned with REFUSE, RETURN TO SENDER. Now I got the second one yesterday and I'm not sure what to do. I don't want them and I am expecting to receive a bill. I don't know what to do next so I am going to take the magazine to my P.O. and ask them if they can help me prove that I returned them. NOTE: The sweepstakes notice has my name completely spelled Carolyne Schnier which is the same way it was spelled when I ordered a 30 DAY TRIAL for CEBRIA in Pueblo, CO. I returned the product in the required time an they have never bothered me. I think they are the same people sending the magazine although the name on magazine sticker is spelled correctly. Carleen Schneider
aidimontes Send email
 
Aug 7, 2017

charges

I want to cancel .
i called and they told me they do not going to make more charges ,but still charging to my credit card
They told me there's just one charge and that's not true
aidimontes Send email
 
Aug 7, 2017

Magazines

I call to suspend the charges , because they tell me that is going to be just one charge , and they told me that there's no more charges, but still the situation.
dcastle1 Send email
 
Jul 20, 2017

Magazines cost a fortune and they would not let me cancel

They charged over $700 for 4 magazines for 4 years. Called to cancel and they said I could not because I had missed the deadline by 2 days. Can order the magazines I want for the same time period for a lot less, plus I could get the magazines I really want not Cosmopilitan for a 74 year old lady.
Kimcundiff48 Send email
 
Jul 14, 2017

sont allow me to cancel or give refund

My elderly father has Alzheimer's disease and will not stop ordering magazines. He will order one and 10mainutes later, ordering them again. After doing some research, I found out he had ordered several of the subscriptions form the National Magazine Exchange, My dad is receiving 38 different magazines. Some of them he has double, triple and even quadruple orders!!! Anyway, the guy from NME claims that he doesn't have a number to cancel or give refunds because, get this, he sells fried foods!!! He has nothing to do with any magazines.
This company is a HUGE SCAM! If you have ordered any magazines, it appears as thou you are out of luck on cancelling them or getting a refund. How sad. WWJD!
Ms. Carter Send email
 
Jul 8, 2017

False hiring

I was at National Magazine Exchange for three weeks until they decided to let me go because they claim my stats wasn't up enough for them. I wish I did some digging into this company before I applied to them. They don't try you just throw you on the phones on your second day with a script to read off of. They say no purchase or payment required to enter the sweepstakes but actually it's a lie you have to purchase magazines. They say the third one is free and that's actually a lie to. You are charged for the third one and in order to get the watch you have to purchase magazines. This company is a all round scam down to it's hiring process. If you like I can give you the names and number directly to the people behind this scam.
teresa cehrs Send email
 
May 17, 2017

magazine exchange

same thing with me it is a scam
ernestomachin375 Send email
 
Apr 13, 2017

cancellation my subscription

please note that i cancell this subsccription 2 weeks ago and you are charging my visa card even i told you to cancell it..dont you understand english?
ernestomachin375 Send email
 
Apr 13, 2017

cancel subscription

I told you a week ago to cancel this suscription and you keep charging my visa card.What kind of a company is this? you are stilling my money.this is a scam.I will take the necesary steps to stop you. eerernesto machin po box 713 San Lorenzo,P. R. 00754. ernestomachin375@yahoo.com
Okealbright Send email
 
Feb 8, 2017

So called"sweepstakes"

I also receiver the strike it rich sweepstakes flyer. Don't waste you time on the phone call. Says no purchase necessary, but they say they can't complete the entry. Sounds like advertising fraud to me, so if you get one, just throw it in the trash.
lewismoore@comcast.net Send email
 
Oct 28, 2016

SCAM, MAKE YOU BUY, TO ENTER

RECEIVED SEVERAL ENTERES. IT'S ALL ABOUT BUYING BOOKS. YOU TELL THEM NO THEN YOU ARE NOT ENTERED.
ITS A BIG SCAM.
Tracy Cash Send email
 
Jul 27, 2016

National Magazine Exchange

On July 14, 2016 I received a "Strike It Rich" sweepstakes notice that indicated that I was in the running to win $10,576.92 per week. I called the number to secure my entry and spoke with a Mr. Robert Thomas on the phone. After he confirmed my entry and assured me that there was no purchase requirement for my entry, he continued to ask me questions, which I now know were designed to get me to agree to magazine subscriptions. In the middle of my conversation with Mr. Thomas, I was abruptly transferred to his supervisor, Renee (I was not able to get a last name). She promised me a free gifts (a $50 Dining Dollars Card, 3 free magazine subscriptions, and a Genuine Diamond Quartz Watch) for agreeing to take part of the "Exclusive Reader's Exchange". She was extremely slick as she spoke to me about how a subscription would only cost me $1.29 per week. When I asked her how much the total cost would be, told me it would cost me roughly $60.00 annually. I was still under the impression that I was subscribing to 1 magazine with free subscriptions to others for $1.29 per week. I gave her my payment information and concluded the call.

On July 19, 2016, I received a bill in the mail for $67.08 from National Magazine Exchange. There would be 4 more consecutive monthly payments of $67.08. I never agreed to such charges. I called them to cancel my order and believed in doing so, I was terminating my dealings with National Magazine Exchange and I would not have to pay. The bill also stated that I was subscribing to: 4 years Popular Mechanics, 4 years Car and Driver, 4 years Men's Journal, 4 years Road & Track, 4 years Outside, 2 years ESPN, 2 years US Weekly, 2 years Rolling Stone, 1 year Economist-Print Only, 1 year Red's Bulletin Magazine, 1 year Forbe's. I NEVER agreed to these subscriptions. I did not want the subscriptions. I have not received any gifts as of yet, except for the Dining Dollars Card which is really a coupon for discounts for products at www.discountdiningdollars.com. I have not activated it and do not plan to. I will mail it back if need be.

On July 26, 2016, I received a notice of overdraft from my bank. Further investigation showed that National Exchange Magazine charged me $201.74 after I had cancelled everything. The charge caused my bank account to be overdrafted, I now do not have enough money to pay my bills. I am disabled and live on a tight budget and because of these people, I will not be eating for the rest of the month. I called National Exchange to get my money back and to cancel any further dealings with them AGAIN and was told that since I agreed to everything I was not entitled to any refund but I would still receive the free watch (which I don't want).

I just want to cancel everything and get my money refunded. They were so slick on the phone, that I didn't realize I was being conned until after I received the charges.
Muddgirl87 Send email
 
Jun 11, 2016

BIG SCAM

I told them that I can't buy this because I don't have a job. They took the money out of my husband account on his card. They are making you pay more then what they told you would be paying.
tonyairw Send email
 
May 23, 2016

TDM*NME MAGAZINE ORDER,866-3124233,FL

This has happened to my husband as well. Despite my insistent complaint to him that this is a SCAM, and a waste of MONEY that we cannot afford to spare, he continually buys into their smooth sales mans' speeches and promises of winning a million +. They offer him free magazines of his choice and yet I find the charge on our card statement, not only that he is receiving magazines that he DID NOT choose.

He has this false hope given to him by this parasitic, predatory company that he has the CHANCE of being a winner and has won NOTHING only lost money. THIS COMPANY IS A PREDATOR. Preying upon helpless unknowing elderly, disabled people who may not be able to discern intelligently the fact that they are being taken advantage of and even if they have some one like myself in their lives who can discern the truth and see it for the SCAM that it is, they choose NOT TO LISTEN because the salespeople have been well trained to "sell" the scam. IT'S SAD AND DESPICABLE. THIS COMPANY NEEDS TO BE REPORTED HERE AND TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION and have their business license revoked indefinitely!
baweir Send email
 
Apr 5, 2016

TDM*NME Magazine

I am writing on be half of my 84 year old mother who was 'talked into' ordering magazines In January 2016 from this company. The magazines are arriving, however the price quoted was in American amounts ( $27) and they are charging her Canadian amounts which are much higher ( $ 40.00 +) and are coming monthly rather than for the year, as she had thought. She was not made aware that would happen. Also, she was supposed to receive some free gifts and an explanation statement of some kind giving her all the details of her contract?, which have not happened. She wants to cancel the magazines, as she is on a fixed income but has been given no address, phone numbers, and other info in order to contact the company.
How do we cancel the magazines, and what is the best contact to reach this company. Would it also be possible to put a stop payment on her credit card number (which they have unfortunately), or call each magazine individually. I would appreciate any information that would help us in this matter.
Thanks
9093617636 Send email
 
Mar 15, 2016

Over charged

I ordered magazines in December 2015 was told I would only be charged for 3 months. I was charged in December, January, February and charged again March 1, 2016. I have a signed contract from the saying I we could only be charged 3 monthly payments of 67 and some change. I want my money
medsec Send email
 
Nov 10, 2014

Subscription costing $$$ made by 92 y/o spouse

I have not received any reply from Nat Magazine Exchange to me request for refund of almost $300 for magazines we did not order and do not read! Taken over phone I assume from my 92 yr old spouse with our debit card? This was many months back and had to research the actual originating company from Readers Digest, one of the magazines received plus many others.
KR69 Send email
 
Mar 25, 2012

Scam

I just received a letter tonight and it was signed by E. Wright. I guess this name can now be added to the list. This is obvisously a scam not to mention the sweepstakes is to be drawn on 11:59PM (ET) on 4/3/2014 That is 2 years from now LOL. Don't get scammed I know I won't thanks to good people like you all above who were able to warn me. Thanks. -KR
Ricky Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Terrible company

They called me and said that they were from the national Magazine Exchange. It was a real friendly man, i do not remember his name but coincidentally we were from the same state!!! and so was the first guy who answered the phone! How ironic! How stupid and naive i was!!! He said he was calling from the credit dept. I asked for what credit card? Do I owe money?? He was calling to tell me I was a potential winner of a 2 million dollar sweepstakes, and to please hold while he gets his supervisor on the phone to take my info for the sweepstakes.

The supervisor sweet talked me, spoke really fast and was so vague on his questions, i started getting confused. He then asked if i wanted several subscriptions to magazines that I liked and bought in stores, for a fraction of the price; it came out to about .60 per magazine, which was a savings of over $2.00 each magazine! I was so excited and agreed. I ordered a one year subscription to parenting magazine, shape, and stay at home moms (i think that was the name he gave me). He said all i had to pay was $67 and change one time, i would be entered into the sweepstakes, and would receive the magazine subscriptions for a year. i was psyched. however time went on, and i started receiving magazines in the mail for Car and driver, Maxim, forbes, all these financial or men's magazines. I received only one Parenting magazine, and never received anything else except for these bullsh*t magazines i have no use for!! I mean I get at least 10 magazines a week, for ones I never ordered!!!

Then i went onto my credit card's web site where i had placed the purchase through, and lo and behold I see all these charges from at least several companies in the past two months since i subscribed. one charge is for NME*MAGAZINE ORDER 866-312-4233 FL $67.08 on 11/14/08, NME*MAGAZINE ORDER 866-312-4233 FL $67.08 on 12/16/08, AP9*ATHOMEREWARDS 888-425-5874 CT $19.95 on 1/1/09, NME*MAGAZINE ORDER 866-312-4233 FL $67.08 on 1/16/09, AP9*ATHOMEREWARDS 888-425-5874 CT $19.95 on 2/22/09, $67.08 from NME*MAGAZINE ORDER 866-312-4233 FL on 2/24/09!!! I called the national magize exchange myself complain. they never answered their phones. it goes right to a voicemail box where i left three messages, three days in a row. the message states they will return your call by the next business day. this was last week. i never got a call back. I am so upset and furious that I have been scammed!!!

I just called my credit card company and had to cancel my card and get a new one. Can someone please help me? I want my money back! I don't want these subscriptions to magazines I NEVER ORDERED EITHER! Plus the ones i did pay for i never even got except for one magazine, and i only received it once last month! I was told when i signed up it was only one charge for the $67.00 for the 12 month subscription for the three magazines i believe. but he spoke so fast i could not understand everything. please help me! I have been scammed!!!
Alvinprophet Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Terrible company

I handle my father finances and the same thing happen to him in December 2011 he was scammed for $67.08 called the number and cancelled and then they tried to sell me stuff I told them no thank you so the next month comes and he is charged 40.97 he is on a fixed income. I called these numbers and demanded a refund..i got the 40.97 back at least i got some of the money back
Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

FRAUD

THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE EXCHANGE, HAS LAT A 16 YEAR OLD USE A CREDIT CARD OF MINE TO PLACE AN ORDER WITH THEM. NOT EVEN CHECKING WITH ME OR ANOTHER ADULT HERE AT HOME, TO SEE IF SHE WAS EVEN OF AGE. NOW MY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HIT WITH CHARGES FROM THIS VERY VERY SICK COMPANY, WHICH ONLY CARES ABOUT THEIR PAY CHECKS AND COMMISSION OFF OF THIS BULLCRAP COMPANY!!!

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