Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints each year from consumers who have unknowingly purchased multi-year magazine subscriptions. Unscrupulous telemarketers sometimes trick consumers into paying hundreds of dollars for multi-year subscriptions to magazines they don't want or can't afford. BBB warns that deceptive door-to-door magazine sales crews are hitting the pavement and looking to earn a quick buck this summer.
Oftentimes, the door knocking presentations are so slick that consumers aren't even aware that they have bought several magazine subscriptions until they receive the bill. In 2011, BBB has already received 662 complaints about door-to-door magazine sellers and dealers, a number that’s well on its way to topping last year’s nearly 1,200 complaints. These high pressure sellers use tactics that can have anyone falling victim.
“With the summer months fast approaching, the warm weather is sure to bring an eager group of door knockers from all trades to yo