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Comment from ANONYMOUS - Posted Jan 15, 2018

I can't get someone on the phone no matter what I press or how I respond. This is such a scam. I was offered a few magazines for free for filling out a survey. Magazines kept coming to my house. Many magazines, People, Time, In Style, Women's Heath, etc. I immediately called the number from the survey and they said I won a prize and I wouldn't be charged. Too good to be true so I started watching my account and sure enough, I started getting charged. I can seem to get a person to talk to. The automated call center said they would cancel my order except for what I already paid for, I want that money credited back to me. What a scam. I'll have to call my bank and cancel my card. I don't have time for this . . .

Comment from MAM - Posted Jan 08, 2018

They offer you a year's subscription for $2 and then renewal at full price or you can cancel. They said they would remind you at year's end so you an cancel if you wish. No renewal notice and they charge your account.,

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Comment from MAD AS HELL! - Posted Jan 06, 2018

They did not have our account info but someone how accessed our bank account with a $47 UNAUTHORIZED charge! I had to call number and cancel subscriptions where they offered them at a $2 per subscription rate. Which I would not take no matter how well we liked a magazine due to company making unauthorized charges to an account I never gave them access to!

Comment from TERESA - Posted Jan 05, 2018

I called the number and I ended up requesting to speak to somebody and I asked them to cancel everything. I told the representative that I did not want anything else. She told me that I will receive a refund within the next three days. I will be contacting my bank to ensure that I got my money back.

Comment from ****DO THIS**** - Posted Jan 02, 2018

Go to and login or register for an account. Go to "My Account" and you can see all that they have charged you. If you call the automated service number and just keep pushing random numbers quickly, eventually they will connect you with a "real person". I sat my phone down on speaker and waited about 25 minutes before anyone answered. I was very nice, they refunded the majority of my "payments" to them (that I never authorized) and cancelled my subscriptions--relunctantly--but they did it. I then asked for the reps name as well as a confirmation email stating that they were refunding me 4 different totals. I have not received that yet but I went back into my account and hit refresh. It shows 4 pending refunds so I'm crossing my fingers and will be checking daily to make sure it happens. WHAT A SCAM!!! I spent over an hour attempting to resolve this...I wish there were penalties for these shady companies!

Comment from ANONUMOUS - Posted Dec 03, 2017

Don't bother calling the 855 number! CALL YOUR BANK ASAP and report fraudulent charges! My bank opened a fraud inquiry, cancelled my card, reissued a new card and refunded my charges almost immediately. The more you call the 855 number, they more they suck you into their scam!

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Dec 02, 2017

This is the number to change or cancel orders to Prevention Magazine
855-449-8747 [automated service]
855-286-3162 [call] [website to manage your magazine account]

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Nov 14, 2017

I have been charged 2 $17.00 charges for a Time and an HGTV magazine I have not orders and it is a continuing thing. I have disputed these charges with my bank. Also tried calling the # on my statement-855-449-8747 and I am not able to get to a customer service rep at all. I called several magazine subscriptions today but have noting on file that I ordered. I am very frustrated about this and will refuse to pay these charges. My bank put my debit card on hold due to me reporting the fraud and I have to have a new one sent in the mail. Very Frustrating

Comment from TRACE - Posted Nov 07, 2017

Thank you all for the information. My story is the same as yours. I called the 855-449-8747 and spoke to the automated system. It asks you a series of quick questions that enables you to cancel and get a full refund. It only gave me the option of continuing the subscription for a year for a $2.00 fee for each magazine, which I really don't mind. What does bother me is that they just go
ahead and charge your credit card without your approval. As AJ says, I think I will call my credit card company and report it and get a new card so that they can't do this again in a year. I bet a lot of people don't really go through their credit card bills and they just get away with charging them and they don't even realize it.

Comment from DEEANNE - Posted Nov 02, 2017

This is what you do. ALWAYS research the unauthorized transaction before you make any phone calls, trust me you will have more of these unfortunately this is how our lives are now that scammers can get a hold of our private information due to an innocent previous transaction that we did authorize! I just hung up with TME Magazine Subscription, I was connected right away with a live representative with no robotic nonsense to go through, the call lasted 10 minutes with the success of a reversal of the charge plus a cancellation of future ones that were about to take place. When the live rep answers your call be sure to get their name, in a very stearn voice tell them you found their unauthorized transaction and are giving them 72 hrs to see a reversal and want them to cancel any future ones, if reversal not seen you will contact Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs and any other organizations it takes, how quickly you will be helped is amazing! Call 877-632-3189. GOOD LUCK!!

Comment from AJ - Posted Oct 21, 2017

Many thanks to DB (posted 10/7/17) and SC (posted 8/31/17) for your comments and instructions. The same thing happened to me. I was just reviewing my bank statement and saw three separate unauthorized charges for magazine subscription renewals I did not request. I called (855) 449-8747 and kept saying "Operator" in response to all questions from the phone robot and was put through to a live person pretty quickly. At first the individual said I would only get a partial refund. I said I wanted a full refund ($60.50) or I would report them for fraud. He put me on hold to allegedly check with his supervisor. I was then told I would receive a full refund of $60.50 within 3 business days. As SC suggested, I got a confirmation number for the refund and will watch my account next week (today is Saturday) to make sure they follow through within 3 business days. I'm also going to report the unauthorized charges to my bank and request a new debit card. What a rotten scam.

Comment from JOE - Posted Oct 21, 2017

I didn't subscribe to reader's digest, but recently had subscribed to 3 magazines which came which was offered when I bought books at Bookland in our local mall. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into at that moment, so I called to unsubscribe. I couldn't get it to unsubscribe me so I took my receipt to the store and they unsubscribed me. However, with it being possibly related to Time Magazine, this could be the reason it's on my bank statement, but on mine they added two $2.00's, then took two $2.00 out of my account. I was concerned though because I didn't realize it would add or remove money from my account.

Comment from LLOYD KNOWLES - Posted Oct 17, 2017

I received 4 deductions on my credit card such as TME*H6N4XN*OUTDRPHO 855-449-8747 NY US
also for Time; Cooking lite and Natl Geographic.
I was never notified after the promotion that I was to be charged.
I called the number and went through the automated system 4 times to get it deleted for all the magazines.

I want to verify that these charges have all been deleted. It was confusing on the automated process, but I understood that they had be refunded. Please verify.

Comment from CW - Posted Oct 07, 2017

I did exactly as DB (who posted earlier today) said to do. The automated voice said exactly what DB said she would, I proceeded to say No to every question. Then I was finally told the full amount charged would be credited back to my credit card.

Youll have to go through this for every magazine you receive. Word for word. Lol.

Just say No and you'll get your money back.
Be sure to check your next credit card statement for the credits.

Comment from DB - Posted Oct 07, 2017

Called (855) 449-8747 to cancel my (never asked for) subscription, and kept pressing 0,0,0,0 ... many times when the robot lady answered. I got a *free* offer for filling out a survey for my shopping experience. I had to enter my credit card to pay for shipping. Now, it's showing up as $180 in recurring charges! This is a SCAM! is the site the phone tries to direct you.

Once they answer the rep will try to even sell you more things because you are "are valued customer". After many "no thank you's" ... because saying "no" will get you more offers .. the rep finally says they'll cancel the subscription.

Keep an eye on your credit card to make sure they follow through.

Comment from COURTNEY - Posted Sep 22, 2017

The SAME thing was just taken out of my bank account. I have never subscribed to anything!!!

Comment from SC - Posted Aug 31, 2017

Just keep saying operator to bypass the automated system, no matter what question it asks you. You'll finally get a live person. Be sure to tell them that you want to cancel ALL subscriptions under your name or they will only cancel the magazine associated with the charge you're calling about. You'll just end up having to call back when your next "free" subscription expires and they charge you again. Lastly, don't let them wiggle out of giving you a refund by arguing that the one year subscription is for a shorter period for some magazines because they are weekly issues (e.g. People, US Weekly) so the subscription period expired sooner. Remind them that such language disclaimers need to be conspicuous in their disclosure and cannot, by law, be buried in a bunch of minutia. Finally, even if they promise you a refund, get a confirmation number and still call your bank to dispute the charge. While you're at it, get a new debit card so that they cannot put through any future charges. Worked for me. Good luck!

Comment from CM - Posted Aug 22, 2017

I got a Time subscription for $2 after filling a survey last year. This year when I noticed a charge for $34 on my credit card, I called the number listed and asked them to cancel. They did but did not refund the entire amount. Then a few days later, there were several other charges to Time magazine for $27.87 and $6.63. Pissed off. I don't have time to keep going through their automated system and dealing with this.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Aug 16, 2017

Once the automated system identifies you they will try to make a deal sound good by offering you lower price etc. They may tell you your term doesn't qualify you for a full refund or they can cancel and you will not be charged in the future......say no. no. no
you will finally get told they will cancel and issue a refund in 1-2 days and give a reference number. If this does not work I will file a dispute with chase.

Comment from ARLENE HAUBEN - Posted Aug 08, 2017

They give you magazines for completing surveys. For instance, an airline survey after a trip. They send you free magazines and then charge you recurring fees. There is no one to talk to.

Comment from PAUL - Posted Jul 19, 2017

This is a magazine discount price

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jul 18, 2017

Just now notice charge frm people on my credit card that I did not purchase. It was a gift frm AT&T for 4 months....I don't even like it.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jul 18, 2017

Charged with no authority

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jul 17, 2017

I did not authorize payment for a magazine subscription, yet it was charged to my account. When trying to call to cancel subscription, it was all automated and at times very confusing, while trying other options to continue subscriptions.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jul 10, 2017

I never authorized a payment for People magazine and when I called they said I did this on July 4th, and I never did any transactions of any kind on July 4th. Then when I said I wanted the full refund the person on the other line said that I received some magazines already so I can't get a full refund!!!! And that's totally not accurate!! I had a subscription for over 8 years which was completely paid for through another source and magazines I have already gotten say the expiration date is OCT17, so how could I have already gotten magazines from this renewal that I didn't authorize??? Ugghhh, very aggravating! I ended up getting the full refund but was told it would show up within 3 business days. I will never go through ever again, I did for some free subscriptions recently but I never put in any credit card information, so not even sure where they got it from!!

Comment from BRITTNEY D - Posted Jul 09, 2017

Dani M on Jun 3 - I am having the exact same problem. 4 old magazine subscriptions from 2015. I tried cancelling last summer as well with the same problem. I went through the automated system to try and cancel them. I think I was successful with 3/4 because I misunderstood the directions on the first one. I We'll see if any refunds come through! The machine also says that a notice was sent - that has never happened in 2 years. I wish there was someone to talk to - what a scam!

Comment from ANNETTE - Posted Jul 05, 2017

How do I talk to someone? They can't seem to understand me when I'm saying my last name. They want me to enter my credit card # to identify myself. I'm pissed.

Comment from RYU - Posted Jul 03, 2017

It's a charge for a magazine subscription through Time, I signed up for trial issues through BOOKS A MILLION. If you forget to cancel. That's what the charge comes up as

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jun 27, 2017

Unethical business practice. Seriously TME, find some ethics. For $46 bucks you resort to this type of action.

I'm speechless.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Jun 27, 2017

Not sure about this charge for $3.42 and it was charged without my permission. How could this happen?

Comment from DASHA SPENCER - Posted Jun 09, 2017

I never subscribed to ANY of this. MONEY was tooking out of my account.

Comment from DANI M - Posted Jun 03, 2017

I got 4 automatic renewal charges for magazines ordered during a promotional period ($2.00 per subscription for a service or something we ordered - I can't remember). I called the number provided on my credit card statement and it was an automated system to walk you through whatever action you were trying to take. I went through the process and cancelled the magazines and was told I would be issued refunds within a few business days. One went through fairly quickly but, over a month later, the others haven't shown up yet. I called the number again today to try to get a status and didn't have any luck, so I disputed them through my credit card company. I'm waiting for the disposition of that...

Comment from PRATAP - Posted Jun 01, 2017

I got a discounted magazine offer from some website after I completed a survey somewhere.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted May 30, 2017

Magazine subscription renewal charges all starting with TME*. I could not find a way to get a full (not partial) refund on their automated system. So I called my credit card company (Chase) dispute dept. They immediately recognized TME as Time Magazine, and said Time has authorized Chase to give full refunds and block further TME charges for any disputes.

Comment from QUESTION - Posted May 28, 2017

I have subscribed "Reader's Digest" for more than 10 years and every year I went to to renew it (about $20). Recently, TME charged $45 from my credit card automatically for the renew. Questions I have
1. I never set up auto-renew method, why did this happen?
2. Why this renew price is much higher than the renew price from"?

Comment from PEI - Posted May 27, 2017

This is a scam ! Never agreed to subscribe to this magazine ! They bought credit numbers probably from a black market, and started charging them without consent !

Comment from DUPED AGAIN - Posted May 25, 2017

I was offered magazines for $2 after I ordered something. If I recall it was through google. I don't recall ever reading it would renew automatically. The $2 was for six months so even if I knew about the automatic renewal I wouldn't remember six months later.

Comment from DENNIS REYNOLDS - Posted May 13, 2017

I want to stop charging these things to our account without any permission. This is a fraud

Comment from Anonymous - Posted May 10, 2017

I got the below charges. I never ordered anthing from them.
$43 for TME*92K6PP*ELLEMAG 855-449-8747 NY
$40 for TME*92K6PP*HSEBEAUT 855-449-8747 NY
$38 for TME*92K6PP*COOKLGHT 855-449-8747 NY

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Apr 30, 2017

Yes some one tried to charge to my card

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Comment from CHENG - Posted Apr 25, 2017

i got the same issue
charged my australian credit card twice (2 different chargers)
i had never sign up for it

should call the police

Comment from SCAM ALERT - Posted Apr 22, 2017

Charge you to cancel but they don't tell you in advance!

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Apr 20, 2017

Called the number and went through the automated service. Chose 1 - Cancel, then I kept saying "no" to the other various refund offers until the voice finally told me that the subscription would be cancelled and I would receive a refund for the "remaining" unsent issues withing the next 1 - 2 business days.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Apr 20, 2017

I also received these "hidden charges". I am planning on calling the number to cancel after work today. The magazine subscription did NOT mention any other charges so I am glad I reviewed my statement before paying for this unannounced charge :(

Comment from LIZZIE CRAWFORD - Posted Apr 05, 2017

I did not sign up for this. I do not want to continue this subscription.

Please let me know what the next steps are.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Mar 31, 2017

I got $49 on my TJ Maxx bill. I never ordered anything from them.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Mar 30, 2017

Took me 14 minutes to go through their automated system to cancel 4 magazine subscriptions and get a refund.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Mar 27, 2017

I called the number listen to all the prompts cancel all the magazines I had and was told that they would refund my money in 1 to 2 business days for each. They give you a list and you have the option to cancel each magazine one at a time and a confirmation number for your reference.

Comment from TEOGENES MEMBREVE - Posted Mar 25, 2017

How dare this company charged my Capitalone Credit card for subscription I did not make. We do not waste our hard-earned money for scams like this. I hope Capital One learns to protect the interest of their customers.

It is a fraudulent transaction.

Comment from Anonymous - Posted Mar 13, 2017

looks like all these charges are for some kind of magazine subscription

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Comment from Anonymous - Posted Mar 13, 2017

This was for my Men's Health magazine subscription


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