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National Magazine Exchange

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lmtjat February 17, 2011
This is nothing but a big scam I got my subscriptions cancelled but what they don't tell you is that you will end up with charges on your atm or credit card because they give that number to some shopper and great fun companies and if you do not catch it they keep charging your account $14.99 a month until you call them and cancel they need to be shut down. When they told me I couldn't cancel because they pay for these magazines in advance I told them too bad I would contact my bank and stop the payments from being taken out I just had to call them again, and this is for the guy who has the friend that works there, they called my husband February 11th 2011 ( I had cancelled in Dec. 2010) the phone call got disconnected and we received a bill in the mail so I called and Dave told me we had reactivated the subscriptions guess what cancelled DON'T LET THEM BULLY YOU
Knowledge is Key February 14, 2011
If this truly is a legit business why so many different names, locations and phone numbers? Besides that they made over 400, 000.00 in one day yet they hold the sweepstakes every 18 to 19 months? Whats that all about. Oh thats right they just want to get fat of your hard earned dollar!!

BBB Rating for National Magazine Exchange
This business is in the process of responding to 1 complaint(s) previously closed with no response.
The company mails notices inviting people to call and enter the Million Dollar "Strike It Rich" Sweepstakes. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes. The odds of winning are determined by the number of people who enter. The company estimates the odds at no more than 1 in 26 million. The sweepstakes promotion is used by the company to promote magazine subscriptions.

Our file experience shows that the company has received complaints alleging billing disputes, misinterpretation of the sweepstakes promotion, and misunderstanding the company's billing terms. The company has addressed most complaints brought to its attention by the BBB by cancelling the consumer's account or responding to questions regarding the sweepstakes promotion or its billing procedures.

In order to expedite handling of any questions, or if you have a complaint, the company requests that you call their customer service department at (800) 235-3630 or email them at cs@nmemags.com

Business Contact and Profile for National Magazine Exchange
Name: National Magazine Exchange
Phone: (727) 369-2700 ext. 2318
Address: 8285 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 150
Largo, FL 33777-1306
Website: www.nmemags.com
Original Business Start Date: August 1985
Principal: Mr. Dennis A. Cahill, CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Dennis A. Cahill, CEO
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: August 1985, FL
Type of Business: Magazine Sales Departments, Sale Outsourcing Companies, Soliciting Organizations
BBB Accreditation: National Magazine Exchange is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc.
National Publishers Exchange
National List Exchange
National Clearing Exchange
Clearinghouse Magazine
Million Dollar Sweepstakes
Strike It Rich 2 Sweepstakes
One Switch
N.M.E Magazine Services
NME Prize Disbursement
Fantasy Riches Sweepstakes
Agora Marketing Solutions
Think Direct
Strike It Rich VII Sweepstakes

Products and Services of National Magazine Exchange
This company offers magazine sales via phone and a telemarketing call center for
various companies and products.

Business Management
Additional company management personnel include:
Mr. William H. Hood - CEO (previous)
Mrs. Suzanne Tortorice - General Counsel
Mr. David Macey - Senior Manager of Customer Service
Mr. Thomas N. Lord - Vice President/CIO
Mr. J. Michael Capito - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jeffrey Fix - Senior Vice President
Mr. Robert R. Moravek - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Rob Paolillo - Vice President of Finance
Pat Fung - Vice President of Software Development
Ms. Deborah Pitt
Sean Myers - Manager Quality Assurance
Thomas H Ripley - President
Janice Alexander

Additional Locations and Phone Numbers
Additional Addresses
16120 US Highway 19 N Ste 400
Clearwater, FL 33764-5748
Tel: (727) 536-6624
PO Box 9084
Clearwater, FL 33758-9084
1320 US 10 North
Clearwater, FL 33758
8285 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 150
Largo, FL 33777-1306
Additional Phone Numbers

Tel: (404) 943-9005

Tel: (727) 815-8196
Tel: (727) 524-9100

Tel: (800) 235-3630
Tel: (800) 316-6247
Tel: (800) 310-6247
Tel: (800) 581-3305
Tel: (800) 454-6247
Tel: (800) 444-6247
Tel: (800) 330-6247
Tel: (800) 307-6247
Tel: (800) 693-9247
Tel: (800) 690-3623
Tel: (800) 235-6263
Tel: (800) 873-1520
Tel: (800) 420-5478
Tel: (800) 684-9477
Tel: (800) 207-8171
Tel: (800) 308-6247
Tel: (800) 910-4352
Tel: (800) 596-2637
Tel: (800) 579-5726
Tel: (800) 479-6183

Tel: (813) 535-0205

Tel: (866) 873-1520
Tel: (866) 374-9911
Tel: (866) 312-4233
Tel: (866) 374-9981
Tel: (866) 262-3051
Tel: (866) 374-9979
Tel: (866) 349-2603

Tel: (877) 257-9184

Tel: (888) 227-0999
Tel: (888) 727-6247
Tel: (888) 333-6247
Tel: (888) 790-4463
Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: (727) 524-4667
Additional Web Addresses

Licensing for National Magazine Exchange
This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.
morrison4500 January 22, 2011
magazine subscription cancellation
I called national magazine exchange about 2 weeks ago because they stated that i was picked to enter the sweepstakes. They forced me to buy magazines that I did not want to buy and end up charging $67.08 to my credit card within two days and then two days later i called national magazine exchange to try and cancel my magazine subscription and he said they could not and i asked him very nicely to please cancel my subscription because i can't afford it. come to find out, he charged tried to charge my credit card 210 dollars and now i have a zero balance because of him. could you please call nme and have him arrested. this is the biggest scam i have ever ran into. I need to be refuned my 67.08 back to my credit card as soon as possible.
kellkath January 3, 2011
I have received a bill for some magazines I supposedly ordered. I did not order any magazines nor have I received any magazines. Publishers Clearing House did the same thing to me, however, when I called them to cancel they cancelled the subscriptions they had for me and told me to keep the ones I had already received (their compliments) and I would not receive anymore. These companies need to be reported because they are ripping off people, young and old. But the elderly are hurt the most because they live on a limited income.
unhappy consumer 1234 December 30, 2010
sent to collectors without buying product
I was contacted by phone by the National Magazine Exchange to purchase magazines. I attempted to decline repeatedly. And they c0ntinue to pressure me, when I told them that I didn't have a credit card in which to put money down, then they offered me a pay option via mail. Once the first invoice came, I decided that I really didn't want to purchase any magazines and decided not to send in any money. They sent more invoices offering other payment options. Now, I got a letter in the mail from a collection agency in regards to a $200.00 debt from National Magazine Exchange. I wrote the collection agency back disputing the debt since no money or products were exchanged. I am now waiting for a response. I can't believe that I have to pay money, have my credit negatively effected, be harassed to purhcase a product and even end up not gettting the magazines! I am so unhappy.
orange50 December 29, 2010
This is obviously junk mail. The address of the company doing this is on this website. Maybe we should send them our junk mail back. Let them waste their time and money dealing with it.
andrea priest November 4, 2010
I recieved a letter in the mail the other day staing that i would be entered to win a sweepstakes but i had to call this 800 number first. So I called and instead of taking all my info for the sweepstakes they got my credit card info instead and a couple days later i called back to cancel everything and they told me i couldnt cancel it but they sure did take my money off my debit card really quick. WHAT A SCAM .
Nelson October 19, 2010
I just received a call from an attorney office stating that National Magazine had given them my name.. this is such a SCAM!!! I was told that I would be entered in a sweepstakes contest and no purchase nesessary----now they want me to pay $34 for magaxines I never got!!! I have called and called theNational magazine company many times, and many times I have left messages stating that I never received the magazines, if they would send me the magazines, I would pay for them.. this was from the year 2005--I am not a magazine reader, this is a scam
karithomas74 September 12, 2010
cancel and falsifying payment amount
I agreed when I called to confirm being entered in a sweepstakes for a magazine supscription. I was told it would be like 28 dollars. There was 60.00 deducted from my card the next day. I called to complain and cancel my order and was told that I couldn't cancel and that I wouldn't have to pay ever again and they would throw in three more magazines. I explained that it was all the money I had and yes, I agreed while being recorded and gave them my card number for payment, but not for the payment they stole. For a different amount. Now I can't even log onto nme.
Consumer_10 May 14, 2010
I was scammed
I have to say this is embarrasing, but a couple of weeks ago, I got a mailing from Publishers Clearing House, (Florida), and threw out my entry, that they send. Needless, to say, I got this notice saying I was still eligle, for $1, 1000, 000.00. I read where it said, no purchase necessary. Next thing I know a woman, is asking what magazine's I want, and her supervisor gets on the phone, and says I can 3 magazines, (Ladies Home Journal, Money, or Better Homes and Garden), when I realize he's going to charge me for fours years, I said NO WAY, but I did not hang up like I should have. Then tried to sell me prepaid gift cards, I said NO. Also, said I could go onto website to pick out watches as a special gift. I really thought I was getting a good on 3 magazines I really like.

I signed up for 1 year, with 22.00 3 consecutive payments. He asked for my e-mail and I would get confirmation in my e-mail. Guess what, NO E-MAIL. I'm afraid to call, because I'm afraid of what I'll say or do, after reading these complaints, I feel STUPID!!! Now I think, I can cancel my credit card, but it's probably too late, but we'll see.

Right now, I just have to stay calm.

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