The Company is called PERIODICAL SERVICE, and this ia a major scam. If you have the time read below.
I have unfortunately been a victim of a scam from this company. If you're familiar with the online game "Yoville" from Facebook, you would know about the so-called "YoCash" and the ways you can earn it if you don't want to use real money. When attempting to obtain this Yocash, I searched through the list of online offers. I came across an offer of 3 magazine subscriptions for only $1.98 for a total of 2 months. If I did not want to continue all I'd have to do is write Cancel on the bill, or call 1-800-422-5696
and that would take care of it. Otherwise, my credit card would be charged the full amount of $89.98 to cover a full year of 3 magazines of my choice.
What's the scam? It's not as easy as it sounds.
When you call 1-800-422-5696
you're then asked to call 1-800-456-6565
to speak to someone, when you do that, be prepared to be on hold for at least 30-40 minutes. After doing so someone finally answered, only to tell me they had no idea what offer I was talking about, and that they have never offered a trial for free magazines. I told them my CC had already been charged the initial amount of $1.98 from Periodical Service, so there's someone that knows about this offer. I was put on hold and was asked to provide my Member Account Number (I thought they didn't know what I was referring to) this number is shown in the confirmation page that prints out after you sign up. With this number the representative was able to find my account and proceeded to remove me from this offer so I wouldn't be charged. I called to next day to confirm this and the new representative, once again, did not know anything about this offer and in fact couldn't find any information with the account number I was given. After I told him that my bank will now neglect future payments for fraud purposes my information magically appeared and he notified me there was no record I had previously cancelled. He then entered my information and removed me from the list. When I asked to receive this information in writing, he instructed me to write a letter to his supervisor Jessica Richards and that I should fax it to 913-248-0727
. I did and I've waiting for this Jessica to get back to me with the written notification.
So PLEASE learn from my huge mistake. Do not sign up for any of these online offers. And if you're trying to obtain Yocash from the game Yoville do not sign up with any offer, specially this one. I will continue to insist calling Ms. Jessica Richards until I receive a written confirmation. Hopefully this will resolve the problem and my account will not be charged the $89.98