North Shore Agency, Inc. Has mailed me a Request for Payment dated January 23,2009 indicating the Prevention Magazine claims to have sent me a number of letters for payment of $12. I paid for a full year of the magazine and did not and do not plan to renew. They claim the matter is still unresolved. What matter? Prevention Magazine has never forwarded anything other than the magazine to my attention.
Phone calls to both North Shore Agency Inc and Prevention Magazine left me frustated. No "live" representative answered either call. Directions to me from the canned message on the NSA phone line says that I can simply write a note on the reverse of the tear off portion of the letter disclaiming the debt but that further letters may be delivered to me. I fully intend to follow this insturction but will also write letters with copies to the Illinois Attorney General to both NSA and Prevention Magazine. Upsetting me most about this situation was finding that my younger son went through this same mess earlier in the year over another magazine. He gave up his efforts to set things right and finally paid the bill for something he did not then receive. I will not pay the $12!
After reading other reports here concerning the same situation other people are confronting, my opinion is that this is all a scam by a company that needs to be stopped.