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In The News Inc 800-548-3993 Inthenewsonline.com Complaint - In The News Wall Plaque Company

Review by tony wall plaque on 2009-03-11
These people will call you to sell you a wall plaque, when you are in the local newspaper for any reason.

If your name is printed or your business is mentioned, they will try to sell you a $250 copy to hang on the wall. Don't answer the phone, or Be Sure you insist that you are NOT interested in receiving ANY thing.

They will mail you a plaque, whether you want it or not, if they can find your address. Don't give them your address. Once the wall plaque is shipped they will bill you, then turn you over to collection agencies.

It's stressful and insulting to deal with these people, especially when most people must tell them NO> They send it any way and they don't care. They only want your money.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-12-02
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-03-11:
This practice should be brought to the attention of your state's Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Attorney General of the state of Florida, the Federal Trade Commission, and your local Consumer Protection Division.

This business is located at:
8517 Sunstate St.
Tampa, FL 33634
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
This is such an old scam that I'm surprised that people still fall for it. This post was an excellent reminder. A similar scam exists in academic circles. College kids getting academic honors are mailed cheap books with their names in them. A few weeks later a 'congratulatory plaque' arrives with an invoice for $50. Of course the kid buys it...vanity sells.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
We got about 3-4 of these a year. Never bothered to respond yet once they did send a plaque. What a piece of garbage. Any kid with a graphics program could create a better one. Did receive a letter from what they said was their legal office. They demanded $500 plus legal fees. We responded with a letter of our own quoting federal law on unsolicited gifts in the mails. Never heard another word.
Posted by bbrady on 2010-06-30:
Toni,

You are the same customer on 3-4 different sites we are offering and continue to offer a reasonable solution to your request if there really is any. In The News is a reputable company est. 1987 with over 800,000 clients. A few posts on websites with customers who are unhappy with are services can lead to untruths. We are willing to hear any complaints 800-548-3993 ext 3019. We do not send out unsolicited product to anyone and stand by our product 100%. We ship over thousands of plaques per week and answer every customer requests. We do not have any outstanding customer service issues as of this date. We are proud employees of an American company the employs over 90 people here in Tampa. We look forward to hearing from you when you get In The News Inc.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-06-30:
bb, apparently you have this one.
Posted by Harriet Mills on 2012-08-02:
These people will NOT stop calling. It is ridiculous. They picked up a press release on our company and are trying to sell me an overpriced plaque. Are you kidding me? Find another line of work cause i guarantee there aren't that many gullible people.
Posted by Caddypala on 2012-12-24:
I MUST ADMIT I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS COMPANY BRIAN OR RYAN DID CALL ME BACK AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE INCONVIENCE AND IN THE NEWS HAS CALLED ME BACK AND FULLFILLED THEIR EXPECTATIONS.THANK YOU
Posted by Nolan Mayrhofer on 2013-12-02:
Total scam,
these people are trained to bleed you dry. avoid them like the plague.

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