Bicycling magazine ripoff tactic
Boy Oh Boy am I steamed. Guess I am just having a bad day anyway but when I opened my mail today
I found a letter from a collection agency, North Shore Agency inc. They where trying to collect for a subscription for bicycling magazine in the amount of 19.98.
I have never subscribed to this magazine. I did receive one issue in the mail maybe four months back and then received 2 bills for subscriptions. I never signed up for anything from them and have no idea how they got my name or address.
I logged on the the net found a contact and called bicycling magazine subscription department. Waited 10 minutes on hold to speak to a live person. I was told that North shore was a non reporting collection agency and that BM would contact them and cancel the subscription.
I believe this is some lame subscription tactic that they are using after collecting marketing information from unsuspecting consumers. I really wish I could find out how they got my name and address as I am generally pretty careful.
Anyway feel a little better now. I hope no one else falls for this little trick.