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Warning on Subscribing Magazines at Magazine World

 
 
gjoeychan@gmail.com
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      03-07-2006
We believe that a majority of the users of this group are magazine
subscriptions. So we have decided to post our thread ni this group.

We are a group of 90+ victims around the world who were scammed by the
fake online magazine suscription agency "Magazine World" which claimed
themselves to be the biggest international magazine subscription agency

with websites in 26 countries together with other fake
information.(www.magazineworld.co.uk)

Our members were scammed by Magazine World as early as September 2005
when their website and service as a magazine subscription agency first
launched. Their stradegy was carefully planned and each of our members'

experience followed the same pattern-- we ordered for our issues,
payment was processed and we all received our first issue on time and
we never receive further copies. Their customer service can be
contacted only by email and it was the same single person replying
customer's mail from all of their "different" websites. They tell us
all that the magazines were probably lost in the mail and they would
look into the cases for us. We tried asking for phone contact and they
would not give us with no reason given. We never received any further
reply and we tried contacting them again by email, and they do not
write back anymore.

Luckily, we victims found each other on the Internet and shared our
experience and realized that we were victims of the same trap. We tried

gathering Magazine World's information on the internet in cached
memories of different websites and sources from hosting service
providers with much effort and realized, in shock, that this group of
people appeared online as magazine subscription agencies using numerous

different names and phone numbers in turn over the past years and have
eventually arrived at this set up as this "international worldwide
magazine subscription agency".

We went on finding more proof and traces of Magazine World as a fraud
than we can list out and we decided to officially file our complaints
for legal assistance. We are currently in the process of getting our
cases dealt with through the help from some of our members located in
the local area of Magazine World in Australia. The local police and
Internet Fraud Complaint Department in Australia are acknowledged of
our situation and are trying to locate and contact Magazine World for
us.

We would like to post our disappointing and unhappy online experience
here as we want to put a stop to the everyday increasing number of
victims of the scam created by Magazine World around the world. The
total amount involved in the fraud exceeded US$10,000 and is increasing

everyday as new victims reach out to us for help. Please help by
spreading this warning to your personal friends, family and online
peers to prevent them from falling into this online magazine
subscription trap.

We will keep this forum posted with any update of the latest
development of the investigation.


Victims Association of the Magazine World Fraud

Note: We have included the following magazine titles in our posting for
a higher hit rate on search engines to maximize the exposure of our
warning.

Wired, Vanity Fair, O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Golf
Magazine, Guitar Player, Robb Report, National Geographic, Popular
Mechanics, InStyle, Mens Health, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, Kite
Boarding, Alternative Press, GQ, FHM, Penthouse, Foreign Policy,
Popular Science

 
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AustinMN
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      03-07-2006
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> We believe that a majority of the users of this group are magazine
> subscriptions.


Troll-o-meter: 4.2 on the 10-point scale.

> We will keep this forum posted with any update of the latest
> development of the investigation.


Please don't.

Austin (knowing he's falling on deaf ears)

 
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Stewy
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      03-13-2006
In article <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
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> We believe that a majority of the users of this group are magazine
> subscriptions. So we have decided to post our thread ni this group.
>
> We are a group of 90+ victims around the world who were scammed by the
> fake online magazine suscription agency "Magazine World" which claimed
> themselves to be the biggest international magazine subscription agency
>
> with websites in 26 countries together with other fake
> information.(www.magazineworld.co.uk)


<wailing and gnashing of teeth snipped>

Well. You ARE a bunch of dumb, sad losers! Why subscribe via an
additional middleman, paying over the odds for a subscription?

e.g. Amateur Photographer costs 95 via magazine world, but only 75
direct. What's the point of paying 20 extra?

Do you get a kick out of being ripped off?

Why not use the website to find out what magazines are available then do
a Google search for the publisher?

Sheeesh!
 
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