Magnamail Pty Ltd.
Complaint 24184 Details
- Date Occurred: 09/24/2011
- Reported Damages: $28.00
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I received a reader's Digest catalogue in the mail, and inside the magazine was a magnamail catalogue with the front cover claiming that I had definitely won $25,000 after I scratched the grey window.
I apparently also won another $5000 on another grey window and an $8 clock on another one.
The catch was I had to buy something from the catalogue to be eligible to claim the prize, so they said, and they worded it "Buy now for the CHANCE to claim your prize of $25,000, which to me is still saying that I have won something, but I can only claim it when I buy something from them.
They said to order within 14 days to claim the prize, and I posted away for my order the next day...for which I have the receipt for the money order of $40 for three items...which I have not received yet.
Everything about this was made to look like it was totally legit, including Terms and Conditions page at the back of the catalogue, and I should have checked online first to see if others had been scammed by them, as I just found heaps of links of people complaining about the same thing...not receiving zip and even receiving faulty goods, and sometimes not all of what they did pay for, and being pressured to give out credit card details when queried over the phone.
How did this company manage to stay in business for $35 years, and why would a magazine like Readers Digest, which has been around forever, align itself with these scammers...unless they are also scammers?
I didn't really believe that I'd won anything, or at least I said I will believe it when I see it, and knew that they just wanted me to buy something, but I thought some of the items were worth buying so I did.
I'm not so much bothered if I don't win any money, even though it was a blatant deception and they should be reprimanded for it...but I'm the one who bought it...though I didn't really. I just thought I'd report it anyway as I'm sure you've had plenty of reports about this particular company.
Honestly, how do they do it? Surely they should have been shut down by now?
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Magnamail Pty Ltd.
- Complaints Filed: 1
- Reported Damages: $28.00
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