Integrity Sales, LLC, Arizona Complaint - Integrity Sales has no integrity: Magazines
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- On the afternoon of July 12th, 2006 I heard a knock on my door. It was two young women either late teens or early 20s who both smiled and told me they were "selling magazine subscriptions to finance a soccer trip to Oklahoma." The one doing the talking said "Oh, please, I just need one more sale to be able to go on the trip to soccer camp." So I gave in.
We are a friendly development in Issaquah, WA about 17 miles east of Seattle. Since my wife and I have always helped local kids raise money for school, or the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, etc. we like to say "yes." Even though we have to watch our tight budget. I asked if she lived in the neighborhood and she shot me a surprised smile while tilting her head and said "of course." I said, I'm sorry I don't recall meeting you yet. I said that maybe I had met her parents at our annual neighborhood picnics giving her the benefit of the doubt, and she said "Oh, yes, they go to all the neighborhood funtions." I assumed at this point she was being honest and asked her full name. She said "Ashley Jones."
I signed up for Reader's Digest several weeks ago and paid $52 for supposedly two years subscription. After she and her friend left I looked in our neighborhood directory under Jones and found one household with that name, but the woman said her daughter is 39 years old! That clinched my suspicions that she deceived and lied to me. Mrs. Jones our neighbor said she received other calls asking about the girl claiming to be her daughter selling magazines.
I went ahead and filed a police report with the Issaquah Police. Integrity Sales address is: P.O Box 10025, Glendale, AZ 85318-0025. I have their phone # written down somewhere and can post it upon request. The company has an email address.
My next contact will be with Reader's Digest to let them know about the fraud and deceipt using their reputable name. The young woman also said I "would receive a rebate of $14 for extra magazine price."
I even called the company and emailed them and they acted surprised. I told them I wanted to cancel the order and they said no problem. Just fill in the receipt form. I did so a few days later and soon found out that they put my $52 check through anyway. I asked why they deposited my check knowing it was a deceiptful business transaction and the so called manager said that since their policy is three days to cancel "there was nothing (he) could do about it." I said that doesn't sound like a company with "Integrity" as the name implies.