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subco I have received two magazines in the mail that I did not subscribe to. I contacted the magazine company (maxium and fast company) and told the
22nd of Apr, 2011 by User273015
I received two magazines in the mail that I had not subscribed to. When I told the magazines (Maxim and Fast Company) that I had not subscribed to these magazines and that I suspected identity theft I was told that the subscription had come from Subco in Fresno, California. Text follows; Thank you for contacting Fast Company. Your order was received from an independent sales agency; therefore, cancellations and refunds must be made through them. We have suspended service on your record and are forwarding your correspondence to the agency listed below. SUBCO
3585 W. BEECHWOOD AVENUE
SUITE 106
FRESNO State: CA
93711
800-258-3350 I immedialtely came to the scam site and I found another complaint (701941) concerning Subco and Maxim magazine.
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1966 days ago by GotRippedOff
Ditto to above comment of 22 April! Takes a while to unravel this mess...But, I guess I was lucky--I received THREE subscriptions. Most cooperative to delete the mess was Maxim.
1956 days ago by Tillie Helms
Ditto... I have received numerous magazines including Parents, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and Shape Up that I did not order. I have contacted the magazine companies directly to cancel subscriptions that I did NOT order and was told... "Our agreement with all agencies is that any such actions must be taken only with their approval" Not only are we getting signed up without our permission but we don't have a right to cancel? Grrrrr This has been very frustrating and it should be illegal. They have given me the number of the agency as 800-258-3350 to whom I will register a strong complaint.
1940 days ago by Anonymous
i have received numerous magazines also, im glad im not the only one going through this but this is not fun, i am very delicate when it comes to my credit or when it comes to being scammed. im on the phone with them right now complaining my head off that this stops. good luck to all of you, call that number immediately to make this all stop!
1911 days ago by Paularn02
I can't even get an answer at the number!!! They want me to send an email to a dot-com address (?), when I go to the site, there's no "contact us" section. Imagine that :)
1760 days ago by Garrisonblack
I am having the same problem with receiving magazines which were not ordered. My 91 year old mother is being sent "Working Mother" magazine, and she did not order it. She's partially blind, hard of hearing and has no idea why she has received this magazine

I''ve been through this sort of scam once before on behalf of my old Mom and ended up going through 3 different state Attorney General offices to get it cleared up, Finally, the Attorney General's office in Ohio went after the scammer and my Mom's credit card account was credited for several thousand dollars of fraudulent charges.
1535 days ago by Stopthemagazines
This is happening to me right now. I called the 1-800-234-0999 for a magazine called INC. They gave me Sub Co. When I called them they asked me what magazine am I calling about. I was able to name 14 different ones. They said I would have to call Millemmim Marketing. !-800-456-6565. Well they sent me back to Sub Co. I don't want these magazines nor did I ask for them! This is a third party mailing list. I can't get anyone to help me stop them.
1262 days ago by JJa
I had this happen today (6/24/13). Received a Sports Illustrated magazine in the mail today. Called them with a strong complaint and was told to call SubCo at 1-800-258-3350. When I called them, I was told it came as a free offer along with something I'd bought, but when I asked who supported that, she said she couldn't say because of privacy concerns, but that they would have me unsubscribed from SI.

Privacy concerns? What about mine that someone has the info to put me on a list and has the ability to charge me $89.04 at some point for something I never wanted. That is beyond what I understand as good advertising... it's SLEAZY business! I don't need anyone sending me a magazine with a built in subscription, thank you.

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