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Description

Early Moments formerly known as Grolier, Inc. and Scholastic at Home, is a direct seller of children's books and educational materials. This company uses a "continuity" or "book club" (also known as "negative option") selling model, where customers may agree to receive more than one shipment following an initial order. Early Moments ships initial orders for a free trial period with the right to return. Early Moments informs customers up-front in its promotional material that if the books are not returned during the trial period, then the customer agrees to partake in the "book club" and receive future shipments for a cost.


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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc. include:

  • 43 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 43 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

43 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 4 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 8
Billing/Collection Issues 25
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 8
Total Closed Complaints 43

Additional Complaint Information

If you have a dispute with this firm, we ask that you first contact the company's customer service department by calling 1-866 984-0188; by emailing pregan@sandviks.com; or by accessing the firm's Web site at www.EarlyMoments.com.

In the event your complaint is not resolved directly with the company, we suggest that you file a complaint with the BBB by completing a complaint form on our Web site at www.ctbbb.org or by writing to 94 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492, Attention Complaint Department.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

4 Customer Reviews on Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 4

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 01, 1972 Business started: 12/28/1959 Business started locally: 12/28/1959 Business incorporated 08/19/2008 in PA
Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Robert Israel, President Ms. Pam Regan, Director of Customer Service
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Robert Israel, President
Customer Contact: Ms. Pam Regan, Director of Customer Service
Business Category

Book, Compact Disc, & DVD Clubs Publishers - Book Books - New Book Publishers (NAICS: 511130)

Alternate Business Names
Early Moments Hooked on Phonics

Additional Locations

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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

6/15/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I am filing a complaint because I received an advertisement via email for the *** ********* * *** ******* deal which were 5 books for $5.95 plus stickers and a sticker book. Per the advertisement, "No Commitment, No Membership, No Hidden fees, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!" That is absolutely false advertising. In the email confirmation of my order, there was absolutely no mention that I was initiating a membership, joining a monthly book club, etc. There was only confirmation of the $5.95 order of books. I received the first package that I requested and paid $5.95 for and was happy with my one time purchase that I had agreed to. A few days after this, I saw that there had been additional charges to my credit card. I requested a refund in the amount of $7.49 (additional charges billed), and I have contacted both *************************** and ******************************" and have not received a response from anyone. I feel that I have been taken advantage of and it upsets me to think that other new moms with newborns may also be in this same situation.

Desired Settlement: I would like the books that were ordered, and a refund for the additional charge incurred, of $7.49; in total, I was charged $13.44 ($5.95 for the book offer, plus this unknown charge of $7.49). If they have held the shipment, then I would like a full refund of $13.44. I would also like any account of mine to be deleted as well as my credit card info to be removed from their database. I would also like this company to improve their advertising involving a free offer of books by not automatically enrolling customers in monthly book club plans. This is a scam and is wasting the time and money of many people.

Business Response:

May 26, 2016

 

*** ******** **** ***** ***** ** ******** ** ************* ****

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* ** *** *** *** ***** * *** ******* ******** The order was placed on our web site, on May 22, 2016.The introductory package was shipped on 5/23/16 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $13.34. A refund in the amount of $7.49 was credit to the card on 5/25/16.

The $7.49 was charged for the bonus book ** *** ****** *** ***

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Pamela R****

*******************

 

Consumer Response:  
Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: pending receipt of the books ordered and paid for, I will accept this response.

Sincerely,

*** ********

Business Response:

  Here is the USPS tracking number for your shipment

Tracking Number: **********************

  • Expected Delivery Day: Saturday, June 4, 2016

4/11/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: This company offers a special offer for children's books. At the time of purchasing, you are also agreeing to a monthly subscription but that information is not made clear to the consumer. It is done in a way that you are signing up without realizing it.

Desired Settlement: I want a full refund of the product that was charged to my account as well as the overdraft charge given by my bank.

Business Response:

March 29, 2016

T****** **** **** ****** ** ****** ** **********

Dear ********  

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the Dr. Seuss & His Friends Program. The order was placed on our web site, on March 8, 2016.The introductory package was shipped on 3/9/16 and the Visa card ending in 5801 was charged $9.93. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 3/27/16 and the credit card was charged $21.96. A refund in the amount of $21.96 was credit to the card on 3/28/16. I have also refunded the card $25.00 on 3/29/16

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

11/10/2015 Billing/Collection Issues
10/30/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I responded to an offer from this company to receive five children's books for $5.95. The offer specifically said "no commitment." I placed my order and entered my credit card information. At no point during this process was I informed that I was signing up for a membership of any type or that my credit card would continue to be billed. 2 1/2 weeks later my credit card was charged $18.96 and I looked into what happened. This company apparently signed me up for a book club membership without informing me they were doing so or giving me any advance notice before they charged my credit card again.

Desired Settlement: I have contacted the business and asked them to cancel the membership and refund my money, and informed my credit card company as well, so I am not seeking a refund here. But what this company is doing is clearly illegal and they should face legal repercussions.

Business Response:

October 20, 2015

*** **********

*** ********* **

*** **** ** **********

Dear ***

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the ** ***** * *** ******* Program. The order was placed on a third party web site, on October 1, 2015 .The introductory package was shipped on 10/1/15 and the credit card ending in **** was charged $5.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 10/19/15 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $18.96 was credit to the card on 10/20/15.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Pamela R****

*******************

6/26/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I am filing a complaint because I saw one of the ***** ******* advertisements via email for the *** ***** * *** ******* deal which were 5 books for $5.95 plus stickers and a sticker book. ***** ******* advertise "No Commitment, No Membership, No Hidden fees, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!" That is absolutely false advertising. In the email confirmation of my order, there was absolutely no mention that I was initiating a membership, joining a monthly book club, etc. … there was only confirmation of the $5.95 order of books. I received the first package that I requested and paid $5.95 for and was happy with my one time pur***** that I had agreed to. Then I received a second package in the mail that I had not requested. I looked on my credit card for charges to my ***** credit card account made by this company and found three: one authorized charge of $5.95 made on 5/10/15 and two unauthorized charges of $18.96 made on 5/28/15 and 6/21/15. I called about this package because there must be a mistake. The customer service person said that I was signed up for a monthly book club deal of *** ***** books and there were three charges for monthly membership but that I was under no contract to continue. She said the third package that I had not agreed to had already shipped. The customer service person canceled my account #************* and said that I could ship back the two packages of books that I had not authorized at my own cost and that they would refund $14.97 for each package of books that they receive but that they would not refund the $3.99 per package shipping costs. This is unacceptable. They need to refund $37.92 to my credit card in order to make good on their false advertising. I feel that I have been taken advantage of and it upsets me to think that other new moms with newborns may also be in this same situation.

Desired Settlement: I would like a full refund for the two unauthorized charges of $18.96, total of $37.92 and to not be required to ship back the two book packages that this company has sent to me in error. If I am required to ship the two unauthorized packages back, then I would like a full refund of $37.92 plus $7.98 shipping costs amounting to a total of $45.92 for a refund. I would also like any account of mine to be deleted as well as my credit card info to be removed from their database. I would also like this company to improve their advertising involving a free offer of books by not automatically enrolling customers in monthly book club plans. This is a scam and is wasting the time and money of many people.

Business Response:

 

June 25, 2015

 ***** ******* *****

**** *** ** ****** ** *****

 

Dear *****,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 The account number ************* is for the ** ***** * *** ******* Program. The order was placed on our web site, on May 10, 2015 .The introductory package was shipped on 5/11/15 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $5.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/29/15 and the credit card was charged $18.96.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 6/19/15 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $37.92 was credit to the card on 6/25/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at 1-866-984-0188, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

 Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

 

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. I thank you for your intervention and wish that it could have been resolved so promptly with this company's customer service. I still worry that the company's business practice of advertising a one time one fee offer should not include automatic enrollment into a monthly recurring package. I urge you to work with this company to change their messaging on these "introductory offers" to be clear that they are an introductory offer with automatic monthly enrollment. I do not have any respect for a company that bases their business model on taking advantage of people through specially selected wording, especially brand new moms. No membership and no contract to me very clearly means no automatic enrollment in their services. I am warning other moms about these "introductory offers" that are not advertised as such.

Thank you again for your help.

Sincerely,

***** ******* *****

5/30/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I signed up to get some books for my siblings and it said a no commitment, one time deal. I don't remember how much the first shipment was, but it seemed like a reasonable price. The next 2 months they charged me like 18 or 19 bucks for these books and i didn't authorize them. It almost seems illegal what they are doing and they would charge me twice a week until i caught on. I logged on and put a hold on my account for 3 months(You cant cancel your membership online, which is ridiculous, but they can charge you left and right). finally i called them today after i saw another withdraw and canceled it. This is a SCAM!

Desired Settlement: I wish that first of all they change their policy, because the billing process involves non-authorization of the customers account. They charge you without you knowing it. first of all, they dont send you an authorization or confirmation email. second of all, i would like to get a refund for the "purchases" that they charged me fro that i did not warrant.

Business Response:

May 29, 2015

 ***** *********

** ** **** ** **** ***** ** *****  

 Dear *****

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 The account number ************* is for the ****** ********* ***** ** ******* *******. The order was placed on a third party web site, on November 5, 2014 .The introductory package was shipped on 11/17/14 and the **** card ending in 1516 was charged $1.00. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/6/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/27/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The third subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/11/15 and the card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $ 56.88 was credit to the card on 5/29/15. A refund in the amount of $31.91 was credit to the card on 5/29/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

 ****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

***** ********

5/28/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues
4/17/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I purchased a set of *** ***** books for my daughter on March 4th 2015. They were supposed to arrive in 7 days. I've tried emailing them (no response) calling multiple numbers (no response). I'm highly irritated and I own an online blog and business and I will be spreading the poor business practices around. I'm very unsatisfied and I should of read all the terrible reviews about this business first before ordering.

Desired Settlement: I would like my books, a full refund and an apology of why this happened!

Business Response:

 March 25, 2015

 ******* ********** *** ******** ** ******* ** **********

 

Dear *******,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

I know how eager you are to receive your package and apologize for the delay.

You placed your order on our web site on March 3, 2015. The same day you placed the order you went on line and put your account on pause this prevented the shipment from shipping.

On March 25, 2015 I went ahead and sent your shipment to our warehouse to prepare for shipping you should receive this shipment within 7-10 business days.

I apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused and thank you for your participation in our program.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely, 

****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: I only paused the part that I was going to get reaccuring payments. And I didn't even have an account # yet bc I had not received a shipment yet. I did not pause my package. So I do not accept that as the truth. I would like my membership canceled. And my books I paid for asap. I will not be ordering again from you nor will my company or customers. When I receive my books I will accept this as resolved until then I'm not.Thanks

Sincerely,

******* **********

Business Response:

April 16, 2015

 ******* **********

*** ******** ** ******* ** **********

  

Dear *******,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 The account number ************* is for the ** ***** * *** ******* Program. The order was placed on our Web Site on March 3 2015.The introductory package was shipped on 3/25/15. Since you still haven’t received the shipment yet I’m sending you a replacement. You should receive this shipment within 7-10 days.

 I apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused and thank you for your participation in our program.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

 ****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

******* **********

3/27/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I discovered an online promotion through this company's website for a one-time purchase of a multi-book set for $4.99. I placed an order for that promotional book set, and my credit card account was charged $4.99 on January 26, 2015. We then received two more book sets over the next month or so, and I didn't know why we were receiving such shipments. However, I then checked my credit card statement and saw I was charged two more times from this company (with no agreement on my part for any additional sales or charges on my account). The first charge was for $19.94 on February 14, 2015, and the second was for $19.94 on March 7, 2015. I have called the company in an attempt to resolve this issue, and the company claimed that once the package was sent no refund would be issued. I requested cancellation of my account with the company, but I didn't receive any sort of confirmation email or anything in writing. I had no idea from the company's website that by purchasing the initial $4.99 multi-book set, I would automatically be enrolled into some sort of book club and charged four times the amount of the initial purchase price each month. I want a refund for the two charges on February 14, 2015, and March 7, 2015, in the amounts of $19.94 each and written confirmation that my account with this company is cancelled and no further shipments or charges will be made.

Desired Settlement: I want a refund for the charges I did not authorize and had no knowledge thereof, which took place on or around February 14, 2015, and March 7, 2015, in the amounts of $19.94 each ($39.88 total).

Business Response:

March 11, 2015

 ******* ***** *** ****** ** ******* ** **********

 

Dear *******,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the **** ******** *******. The order was placed on our Web Site, on January 25, 2015.The introductory package was shipped on 1/26/15 and the ******** ******* card ending in **** was charged $4.99. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/13/15 and the credit card was charged $19.94.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 3/6/15 and the credit card was charged $19.94. A refund in the amount of $29.88 was credit to the card on 3/11/15.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at 1-866-984-0188, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

3/5/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: My credit card was charged without my authorization to purchase the product. I received the books that I always thought they are part of the trial books and I didn't realize the company started charging me a fee consistently. I called the customer service and they told me that the company sent me form and if I didn't reply "No" to the order, then they will start charging me a fee. I think this is really unfair for the consumer. I have been charged a lot of money for products that I do not want without my knowledge, I think this is really unfair.

Desired Settlement: Refund of my money to my credit card. I can return all the books that you have charged me, but please send me a pre-paid postage as I think it's unfair to me to need to pay postage fee for the books that I didn't even order at the first place.

Business Response:

February 24, 2015

 

*** ***** ****** **

 

****** ** ***** 

Dear***,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 

The account number ************* is for the **** ******** Program. The order was placed on our Web Site, on September 30, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 9/30/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $4.99. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 10/18/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 11/8/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94. The Third subsequent shipment was shipped on 1/15/15 and the credit card was charged $19.94. The fourth subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/5/15 and the credit card was charged $19.94.The fifth subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/17/15 and the credit card was charged $19.94.  A refund in the amount of $117.64 was credit to the card on file on 2/24/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** **************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

*** ***

3/4/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: We received a flyer promotion in the mail for a 1 time purchase of 5 books for 5.95. We placed this order on 1/2/15. We then received another two packages over the next month and couldn't understand where they were coming from. We then checked our credit card statement and saw we were charged for both of those purchases with no receipt, no confirmation and no agreement on our part for additional sales or charges on our account. We called the company and offered to send the packages back and wanted a refund, both were denied. The company claimed that once the package was sent no refund would be issued. We have called and cancelled this account. We are very angry that no where on the flyer/promotion or website did we see any information that making the 1st purchase would automatically enroll us into some sort of book club. We want a refund for the two charges on 1/24/15 of $18.96 and 2/14/15 of $18.96 and confirmation that our account is cancelled with no further shipments or charges.

Desired Settlement: We want a refund for the charges we did not authorize and had zero knowledge of. 1/24/15 of $18.96 and 2/14/15 of $18.96, total refund $37.92.

Business Response:

March 3, 2015

 ****** ********* **** ****** *** ** ******* *** ** *****

 

Dear*******

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 

The account number************* is for the ** ***** * *** ******* Program. The order was placed on our Web Site, on January 6, 2015.The introductory package was shipped on 1/6/15 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $5.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 11/24/15 and the credit card was charged $18.96.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/14/15 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $37.92 was credit to the card on 3/2/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

 

****** ***** ******************* 

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

****** *********

2/19/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I joined this book club and initially authorized a payment of $3.99 for an introductory shipment. This signed me up for future shipments. I went on the website and cancelled the next shipment which they did not send but they billed me for it anyways.

Desired Settlement: I want a refund of my $19.95 and I want confirmation that they have cancelled this account as I no longer wish to do business with them.

Business Response:

 

February 6, 2015

 

******** **** **** **** *** *** ** ****** **** ** ***** 

Dear ********,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 

The account number ************* is for the ****** Learning Adventure Program. The order was placed on our Web Site, on January 15, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 1/15/15 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $3.99. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/5/15 and the credit card was charged $19.97. A refund in the amount of $19.97 was credit to the card on 2/6/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

******

2/5/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Since November 2014 my credit card has been charged $120 with unauthorized fees from this company. After reading numerous complains I realize I was automatically signed into their membership program when they baited me with a "free" book for which I only paid shipping (and this is the way they obtained my credit card information). I looked back at the introductory email and find nowhere that it said I was signing up for a paid membership and regular shipments. I have received a few more books but absolutely no email updates or receipts informing me of the charges on these books. I have requested a full refund which they said is not possible because of a 30-day return policy. No books or products have been opened. They have said they can only refund the last 2 shipments. They did assure me my account has been canceled, however from reading other reviews time will only tell if this has actually happened. This is a tragedy. This company is scamming so many people out of money.

Desired Settlement: Full refund upon returning the merchandise and canceling of my account with no more charges on my credit card.

Business Response:

February 3, 2015

 **** ***** ***** **** ******* *** ******* ** *****  

Dear****,

 Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 The account number ************* is for the**** ******** Program. The order was placed on our Web Site, on November 12, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 11/12/14 and the ******** card ending in **** was charged $12.47. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 11/30/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94.The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/21 and the credit card was charged $19.95. The Third subsequent shipment was shipped on 1/11 and the credit card was charged $18.94. The fourth subsequent shipment was shipped on 1/30/15 and the credit card was charged $19.95.The fifth subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/1/15 and the credit card was charged $19.95.  A refund in the amount of $98.70 was credit to the card on 2/3/15.

 Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 Sincerely,

  ****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,
**** *****

1/6/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered 4 childrens book, and was promised to only be billed the special price, which was $4. They have charged me 21.90 and another 34.00 for something other than what I purchased,and will not let me cancel, but they keep taking money off my card, I now cant provide food for me and my 11 year old daughter because the money they took was all I had left for me and my daughter to eat off of, I did not authorize this company to take the amounts of money offf my card.

Desired Settlement: I want my all of my money back

Business Response:

December 16, 2014

 *********** ******* *******

*** **** *** ** ** ********** ** *****

 

Dear ***********,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the ** ***** * *** ******* Program. The order was placed on 3rd Party Web Site, on November 7, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 11/8/14 and the ****** **** ending in **** was charged $1.00. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/6/14 and the credit card was charged $21.96. A refund in the amount of $21.96 was credit to the card on 12/16/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

 

1/2/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Regarding customer number ******** They keep billing me and I’ve sent emails and called them and no responses. Perhaps because I live in Canada they just ignore those long distance calls. I allowed someone to make this purchase on my credit card because 4 books for 4 dollars seemed like a great deal. You cannot log in to their website to cancel your membership either. You can sign up online but cannot cancel, all you can do is put a hold on the website. I live in Canada and they are shipping to a relatives address in the USA. Extremely disappointed I agree to the first charge for $3.96 but the next months I would like a refund for and my membership canceled. Only the first shipment has been received. Please resolve as soon as possible or I will have to file a dispute with my credit card provider.

Desired Settlement: I agree to first charge of $3.96 but not the next month for $18.96, because only the first shipment has been received.

Business Response:

*** ****** ** ****** *** ******** ** ***

 

Dear ***,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the ****** ********* of ******* *******. The order was placed on our Web Site, on November 18, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 11/8/14 and the ****** **** ending in **** was charged $3.96. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/7/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $18.96 was credit to the card on 12/29/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** *****

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

*** ******

12/4/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Since November 2013 my debit card has been charged over $400 with unauthorized fees from this company. Upon calling their support line I was informed that in 2013 I was automatically signed into their membership program. I requested any and all information which showed my approval of joining said membership program. The customer rep could not provide me any such information. I was also informed that there have been books sent to an address. Customer rep could not confirm the address nor tracking numbers for any of the supposed shipments. So far this situation has resulted in fraud.

Desired Settlement: I have requested a full refund of $403.12 and was told that this would not be possible. I demand the refund from this company as I have not received any products or services.

Business Response:

November 24, 2014

 

***** ******* **** ****** **

*** ***** ** *****

 

Dear Ms. *******:

 

Your correspondence with Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 

Our records indicate an order was placed online for the ********* ******* ******* one of our children’s book clubs. The order was placed through an offer made available on a third party site enrollments.***************************************************************** ** ******** ************** on November 21, 2014, at 9:24 P.M. on this date the online order form was properly completed, using the following information.

Billing info:

              ****** *******           *** * ******** ** **** ***           ****** ** *****           ******************

Shipping info:      

          ***** *******           ** ********* ** *** *           ***** ** *****

 

The introductory package was shipped on 11/25/13 and the ****** **** ending in **** was charged $5.95. We have since sent you 21 Subsequent shipments over the past 22 Months. Total charges were $403.12. Since this is over a long period of time I’ll need to start a fraud investigation with the ****** ****** **** ****** and see if they can help me find out what has happened to these packages since I have delivery confirmation that these packages have been delivered to the shipping address that was provided to us.

 

Please not this could take 4 – 6 weeks for the fraud investigation could be completed. I hope to get back to you with the results ASAP.

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,

 

****** ***** ******************

11/12/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: This company charged my debit card when i never provided it to them. I contacted to inquire how they recieved my debit card number and was advised by 3 representatives(which i have call recordings of each conversation) that because my old card was set up as a reccuring debitthat they contacted my bank and my bank provided them with my new DEBIT card number. I called the bank on 4 sepreate occassions and spoke to 3 representatives and a supervisor and all advised that they CAN NOT LEGALLY or ETHICALLY provide any 3rd party my account information (call recording available as well) nor do they have access of my FULL DEBIT card number to provide to me either. I called this company again and asked for a supervisor I was given the number to *** ***** and left a message expressing an IMMEDIATE call back as i felt that they company was practicing illegalactivities to acquire information on members. I did not get a call back and when i called again i was hung up on. Now i cannot not find a way to cancel this membership and i dont feel safe because i feel they can get my card information again just as they did this time.

Desired Settlement: I want a full refund! I want to speak with someone in charge of this company and get an explanation of the tactics they use to get private information about their customers because at this point I feel that i need to take legal action on this company as i dont feel safe!!

Business Response: I spoke with Ms *****, 

I explained our payment process and refunded her card for the first subsequent shipment.
 
She agreed to return this shipment.
 

10/29/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I tried 4 or more times to process an order thru ******************************, upon completion I was given an error my card info was incorrect, I contacted my bank to ensure funds and verify information. I verified info only to be given same error. I pressed link at bottom of page which sends to you apparent parent company of ****************************/, i contacted customer service at both sites only to be given false statements and urged to buy other products. I was given a name of simply "***" and her title is ******** ** ******** *******, I tried several times and only got a voicemail, i left 2 msgs. I then tried to put my order thru with a cs rep only to be told that I cannot do that they do not handle the other websites orders( other being *********************). It makes no since that they would link to a company that cannot assist with ordering. I am very frustrated at the false advertising and the complete lack of customer service and accountability.

Desired Settlement: I would like them to have a properly functioning website, putting your cc info in repeatedly is a huge security threat and makes people feel uneasy, if it isnt working right then take it down. I have wasted too much time and I still don't have the books ordered for my son! I would love a letter, phone call or apology, and if they wish to make it right they can contact me personally to do so. I doubt they will.

Business Response:

September 24, 2014

 **** * ********

***** ******** ****

*** ******* ** *****

Dear Ms. ********

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau has been forwarded to my attention. We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience you experienced and hope that we can provide some information to clarify and resolve this matter.

We use a third party vendor to verify the credit card information. We don’t store any credit card details so I wouldn’t be able to verify why your credit card was declined.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll- free at **************, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely:

 ****** *****

*******************

10/17/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I sent the following email to this company April/2014:Account number *************I have returned unopened packages of shipments from 12/6/14, 2/2/14, 2/23/14, 3/7/14, and 4/6/14 have not received any refund for these orders. The shipment for 12/6 is showing as returned however the rest of them are not and I also did not receive any refund on it.. Therefore there are 5 orders that have been returned that I need a refund for.In which they responded:From: Early Moments Customer Care ***************************** To: 'J**** ************' s********************* Subject: RE: Items have not been refunded Sent: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:03:37 PM Dear *** *****,Thank you for your recent communication. I apologize for any inconvenience and unfortunately we have not received the packages back to issue the refunds. We do not recommend just refusing the package just for this issue. I do not see where you had let us know and obtained the RA# needed for return. The return process may take up to 30 days from when the books are received back.I will process the refund for the package that we did receive for right now. Please allow 24-48 business hours for the credit to post to your account.Of course, if you have any further questions, just reply to this email and I would be happy to assist you.Sincerely,**** *************** ************************************ They further sent me another email to call to discuss the situation and at this point I have not received any further shipments for my son nor have I heard from them. As stated in the emails, I was due a refund for over 5 months which they did not refund until I emailed about it. The other packages were went back exactly the same way from my PO as a refused package and they are stating they did not receive them so they cannot process a refund. I certainly do not trust them nor ignore the fact they owe me for 4 returns at around $19-21 per shipment which I still have not received.

Desired Settlement: I just want refunds for the orders I returned. I am absolutely in agreement with paying for things that I buy, but I will not pay for things I did not buy!! I just wanted my son to have books! They are taking advantage of having people's credit card info!

Business Response:

October 3, 2014

 

Better Business Bureau

******* *******

**** *** ******

********* ** *****

Re:  Case No. ********:

Dear Ms. *******: ***** ************

This letter is in response to your recent correspondence regarding Ms. ************** ***** ******* **********.

************* ******* *********** **** is a publishing company which creates a variety of products; however, we do not have any ***** ******* collections.

A search of our records confirms that ***** ************ is not enrolled in any of our collections.

If I can be of further assistance, you may contact me at ###-###-####.

Sincerely,

***** ****    

******** ** ******** *******

cc:        ***** ************ 
             ** ******** **
             ******** **  *****

Consumer Response: [To assist us in bringing this matter to a close, you must give us a reason why you are rejecting the response. If no reason is received your complaint will be closed Administratively Resolved]

 Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: It was sent to the incorrect business.  My complaint was to go to ***** ******* ** *** ***** ***** ************** ** **********Why was it sent to  ************* ******* *********** *** ** *** ***** ***** ************* * ** *****??? Can this complaint please be submitted to the correct business?

Regards,

***** ************








Business Response: I spoke with *****, today We have not received the books back at our warehouse as of today 10/16/14.

I have refunded her the money she has paid for these shipments and cleared her account.
 
I Believe she is satisfied 
 
 

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. I did in fact however return the shipments in their own originally shipped condition. I am pleased to receive my refunds.

Sincerely,

***** ************

10/8/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I have ordered books from this "company" and only needed to pay shipping which was $4.99. They have issued another transaction without my authorization for another subscription of books that I did not order and failed to notify me in any matter that this action will be made. I have made numerous attempts of calling to fix this but there has been no answer.

Desired Settlement: I would like for them to refund me the money and cancel any type of order that they will try to make in the future. I would also like for them to delete my credit info in their system as well.

Business Response:

August 28, 2014

 ***** ******

**** * **** **

******** ** *****

Dear *****,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the **** ******** *******. The order was placed on our Web Site, on August 8, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 8/9/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $4.99. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 8/27/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94. A refund in the amount of $19.94 was credit to the card on 8/28/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** *****

*******************

9/22/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: the keep billing me Iv sent them emails everytime they have billed me I agreed to the first payment of 4.20 then next three months they charged me 07/14/2014**** *** ** ***** ***** ###-###-#### ** ********$4.2007/21/2014**** *** ** ********* ***###-###-#### ** ********$20.08************** *** ** ********* ***###-###-#### CT ********$20.1408/21/2014**** *** ** ********* *** $20.14they have not replied to any email replys. Iv had to cancle my debit card and get a new card number to stop payment. My bank is contesting the payment's with them..

Desired Settlement: do whats right

Business Response:

Dear *****

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the *** ***** * *** ******* ** ******* ********. The order was placed through a third parties Web Site, on July 14, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 7/14/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $4.20.The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 8/2/14 and the credit card was charged $20.14. A refund in the amount of $20.14 was credit to the card on 8/21/14.

The account number ************* is for the ****** ********* ***** ** ******* *******. The order was through a third parties Web Site, on July 1, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 7/1/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $1.00.The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 7/19/14 and the credit card was charged $20.14. The 2nd Subsequent shipment was shipped on 8/20/14 and the card was charge $20.14. A refund in the amount of $40.28 was credit to the card on 8/21/14.

Please be assured that both accounts have been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** *****

*******************

8/21/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: This company is a complete scam. Unfortunately, they prey on individuals that are trying to help their children with a fundamental skill, reading. I got an e-mail from this company to order some books for a total of $3.99. I thought it was too good to be true, but noticed **** ******** and figured it must be a legitimate company. I went ahead and ordered my books and received a lovely small package in the mail a few days later. Then, another package showed up and every two weeks I got more packages. I went online after the first additional shipment was made to cancel my membership and found that you could not cancel your membership, you could only pause your membership. I did find a number under their FAQ page to cancel membership, but of course, no one answers. I called and it just rings and rings. I called two different numbers and no answers from either number. As the weeks went on, I kept getting no answer and kept getting more packages in the mail. The charges just keep coming. I am so upset. I was told I didn't read the fine print and shouldn't of checked the box to accept everything. I didn't accept books every two weeks. I was expecting to get one shipment, one time, for $3.95. Instead, I got hit with a ton of random charges and more books than my 10 month old ever needs.

Desired Settlement: I would like a refund of the following charges.May 21 - 19.94June 11 - 19.94July 2 - 19.94July 11 - 18.94I was charged my initial order on May 2nd for $3.95 and am not disputing that charge at all. Please seek justice and help out a parent who doesn't have the time or money for all of this. I see now that other parents have been misled by this website, but it's too late. I've already eben scammed.

Business Response:

July 22, 2014

***** ******** **** **** *** ******** ** *****

Dear *****,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the **** ******** Program. The order was placed on a third party Web Site, on May 1, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 5/2/14 and the Visa card ending in 2820 was charged $3.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/20/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94. The 2nd Subsequent shipment was shipped on 6/10/14 and the card was charge $19.94. The 3rd subsequent shipment was shipped on 7/1/14 and the card was charged $19.94. A refund in the amount of $59.82 was credit to the card on 7/21/14.

Account number ************* is for the **** ******** Supplement Program, which was a supplement to the **** ********. My First Books of Letters preview letter was shipped on 6/12/14 and the shipment was shipped on 7/10/14 for $18.94 and the card was charged $18.94. A refund in the amount of $18.94 was credit to the card on 7/21/14

Please be assured that the accounts have been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** *****

Pregan@sandviks.com

8/21/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I enrolled with the service on 7/9/14 to receive a promotional package of discounted books and join the program. It is 8/18/14 and I have yet to receive it. I have called the customer service department as well as had multiple email correspondences with customer service. I was told it was returned on 7/21/14 which I don't believe to be true. I think it was never sent. It was supposed reshipped on 7/23/14 and after not receiving it again I've been told it takes 3 weeks which is is now past. In the meantime an order was shipped on 7/30/14 and received on 8/11/14. I've now been charged again for another shipment in the program prior to the first/discounted one being resolved. As a shipment successfully made it to my house I don't think there is an issue on my end. While awaiting this shipment I've received numerous shipments including one from the ** placed after this one. I feel the service was very poor and an alternative method of shipping (higher priority) could have been used prior to getting to this point.

Desired Settlement: I would like a refund for all shipments and the cancellation of my account which I am proceeding with through means of their website. I have received 1 order (3 books) and believe the hassle of this program and trying to track it down is justification for the $15.00 of books received thus far.

Business Response:

August 19, 2014

***** ******** **** *** ***** ** ***** ****** ** *****

 

Dear *****,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the *** ***** & His Friends Program. The order was placed on our Web Site, on July 8, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 7/9/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $12.47. On 7/21/14 this shipment was received back at our warehouse on 7/21/14. On 7/22/14 a reshipment was requested. This shipment left our warehouse on 7/25/14 here is the **** tracking number for this shipment **********************.The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 7/27/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The 2nd Subsequent shipment was shipped on 8/17/14 and the card was charge $18.96. A refund in the amount of $50.39 was credit to the card on 8/19/14.

I’m very sorry to hear that you did not receive the welcome package. It appears that the package has become lost in the mail

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********* and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.  However, the name of the program they referenced is not one I was subscribed to.  I was enrolled in the Disney Wonderful World of Reading program not *** *****.  

Sincerely,

***** ********

8/14/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: This company is the biggest scam! I signed up because they said they would send a free trial book. No credit card, no social security number, nothing personal really. They asked for my name and address and that was all. A little later I received a small package of books with no invoice or anything, so I assumed that was the free set of books. A month later I received another package of books, this time with an invoice of $40! How is it that 3 Dr.Seuss books cost $40!! I called only to wait on the phone for 45 minutes and then get disconnected unexpectedly. I called back the next day and finally talked to someone. I told them to cancel my account, they told me they couldn't because they had already shipped another package THAT I NEVER ORDERED! So after a few minutes of bickering, I told them to just cancel my account, as in after this package to stop sending me things. So, I paid the $40. Then, I got an email saying I owed ANOTHER $40!! I called yet again with no help. This is an unresolved problem, but they need to be stopped! I'm a young mother just trying to get by and all I wanted was a "free" book that they offered. This is terrible! If someone wanted to really be mean to someone, they could easily sign them up for this with just a name and that person would be stuck paying $12 for every book this company sends!

Desired Settlement: I would really like a refund, but I would like this company shut down so it doesn't happen to other mothers.

Business Response:

July 17, 2014

R***** * *** ***** **** * ***** ** ****** **** ** *****

Dear *** *** *****

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 I apologize for any confusion regarding our book club program. I would like to speak to you personaly about the two accounts you had with us and see if there is anything further I can do to help clarify any further misunderstanding.

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. Please contact me toll- free at 1-###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely:

 

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

8/5/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Hi, I am writing a complaint because I saw one of their advertisement for the *** ***** ***** which were 8 books for $8.94. They advertise "No Commitment, No Hidden fees, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!" That is absolutely false advertisement. Little did I know I checked my credit card statements later that there is an charge on my credit card. "****** ********* ***** ************ **" I was happy with my purchase of $8.94 on 5/24/14, an one time purchase not a reoccurring charge that I did not ask for. So I did some research and found that I was not the only one that had this same issue. I never agreed to any further charges or purchases for any books. I sent customer service an e-mail, advised them of the unauthorized charged and to cancel any subscription or further charges. Customer service was able to cancel my account #******* but totally ignored my inquires of the two unauthorized charges of $18.96 on 7/12/14 and 6/15/14. In the e-mail it has stated that if I had any further questions to reply back to the e-mail. I did so and have yet to received a response.

Desired Settlement: All I want is my money back for the two unauthorized charges of $18.96, total of $37.92 and any account of mine to be deleted as well as my credit card info to be removed from their database. It is not worth anyone's time that they would have to go thru this hassle. Thank you.

Business Response:

July 31, 2014

****** ***** **** * ************ *** ****** ** *****

Dear ******,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the Dr. Seuss & His Friends Program. The order was placed on a third party Web Site, on May 27, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 5/28/14 and the **** card ending in **** was charged $8.94. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 6/15/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The 2nd Subsequent shipment was shipped on 7/6/14 and the card was charge $18.96. A refund in the amount of $37.92 was credit to the card on 7/31/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

****** *****

7/18/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I saw one of their advertisement for the *** ***** books which were 8 books for $8.94. They advertise "No Commitment, No Hidden fees, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!" That is absolutely false advertisement. They charge your account every 3 months and don't notify you at all, no email, no phone call, nothing at all until your bank account is charged. So you are in a commitment when you don't want to be and there are hidden fees since you are not aware of the charge. I saw our bank account charged $18.96 overnight, so I immediately called them. I spoke with ***** who was very rude and claimed to be a supervisor. I informed him I wanted to stop the order and get our money back. He said he wasn't able to do that since the order was already shipped. I than asked him the tracking number and he stated that they don't have one for the shipping method they used for ***. I called him out because 1) they didn't inform me that there was going to be a charge or that they charged the account. There should be some type of notification. 2) *** does NOT ship any packages without a tracking # regardless of the shipping method. 3) he claimed to be the supervisor yet he argued with me and would talk over me, not letting me finish my sentences. Therefore they are not 100% satisfaction guaranteed. ***** is very rude for being a "supervisor" so I hung up and called again in hopes to speak with someone else. When I called back some lady answered and he was right there to take the phone call. I asked for the supervisor and yet he took the call. There is someone always superior than a "supervisor" yet he's the only one available? Where is the General Manager, CEO, headquarters? I plan to take further action with ALL parties involved! Since they don't have a phone number for headquarters nor do they have actual management in this company that I can speak to, I'm forced to write a complaint to get customer satisfaction, get my money back and insure there are no longer any charges to my account.

Desired Settlement: I don't care to know the breakdown of the account history, obviously I can see it in my account and don't need your reply to indicate it, like other complaints. I just want to make sure you are aware that all I want is my money back and delete my account to avoid this company and it's hassle.

Business Response:

July 17, 2014

******** ********* **** * *** ** ********* ** *****

Dear *** *********

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

Account number ************ is for the *** ***** & His Friends Program, the order was placed through the internet on March 5, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 3/6/14 and the credit card was charged $8.94. The 1st subsequent shipment was shipped on 7/9/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The credit card was refunded $18.96 on 7/11/14.

I have made sure that your account is canceled without any balance. I appreciate that you noted the name of the telephone customer service representative who was rude to you during your call. I have contacted his manager and he will be spoken to and put on notice. It is important that our customers receive quality service and I’m truly sorry that you did not receive the high level of service we pride ourselves on providing.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

****** ***** *******************

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

******** *********

6/20/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: This company advertises 4 books for $3.95 and free shipping with no commitments. I signed up for 3.95, but now they have charged my account an additional $19.94. I never agreed to say yes to a recurring fee and books to be sent to me. Their advertising is extremely deceiving as it states there is no obligation to pay, yet they charge your account and you find out later that it is a membership. The ad even states No Hidden Fees! It is a total scam.

Desired Settlement: I would like them to refund $19.94 charged on my account after the initial $3.95 was paid.

Business Response:

May 20, 2014

Catherine Kuemple

1277 Sweet Gum Dr

Kyle TX 78640

 

Dear Catherine,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the Baby Einstein Program. The order was placed through an offer made available on a third party web site, on April 25,

2014. The introductory package was shipped on 4/26/14 and the Visa card ending in 3813 was charged $3.96.The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/15/14 and the credit card was charged $19.94. A refund in the amount of $23.89 was credit to the card on 5/20/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

 

Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

6/3/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I found a flyer in my mail for their books. After reviewing the flyer which mentioned no commitments, I went to their site and purchased 7 books for ~$14. I have saved a copy of the website confirmation, and I have a copy of the email confirmation from the order. Neither of them mention a subscription service of any kind. Yet, I get a shipment I did NOT ASK FOR in the mail today and I was already charged. This is not acceptable. Is this even LEGAL? I searched for "Early Moments Scam" in Google and the ENTIRE first page of results are complaints about this company doing the same thing to other people. How exactly is this company rated A+ on the BBB?

Desired Settlement: I would like a $20.10 refund for the shipment I did not ask for. In addition to that, I would also like their grade lowered from an A+. No business that's continuously rips people off over YEARS should be rated A+, or is the BBB just useless anymore?

Business Response:

April 28, 2014

John E Chopan

404 Trumbull Ct

Newtown PA 018940

ear John,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number 18*********** is for the Dr Seuss & His Friends Reading Program. The order was placed through our website, on March 23, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 3/24/14 and the Discovery card ending in 1861 was charged $14.24. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 4/11/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $18.96 was credit to the card on 4/28/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

5/28/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: They scam you into their monthly billing services after you order with them for the first time. You have no knowledge of a subscription after you buy their childrens books for the first time, then they keep sending you books and billing you without any online notification of receipt. Then they turn around and say it's "in the terms and services" agreement that no one reads. If I were to prove intent of not notifying a customer of a subscription through a lawsuit with them, they would lose.

Desired Settlement: I am sending back all the books and believe I deserve a refund for this nightmare.

Business Response:

May 27, 2014

Sam Fung

1432 Forest Glen Dr Apt 62

Hacienda Heights CA 91745-7008

Dear Sam,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the Disney Wonderful World of Reading Program. The order was placed on a third party web site, on February 26, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 2/26/14 and the Discovery card ending in 4427 was charged $3.96. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 3/16/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The 2nd Subsequent shipment was shipped on 4/6/14 and the card was charge $18.96. The 3rd subsequent shipment was shipped on 4/27/14 and the card was charged $18.96.

The 4th Subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/9/14 and the card was charged $18.93. The 5th subsequent shipment was shipped on 5/15/14 and the card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $94.80 was credit to the card on 5/27/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I will post this method of resolution all over the internet because MANY people are having the same issue with this company and others like this.  This should not be an acceptable business practice anywhere in the United States.

 
But as for me, I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID 10064490, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.
 
Thank you.

Sincerely,

Sam Fung

5/15/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I signed up for Early Moments' Disney books. The terms of the agreement were that after the initial shipment of books I paid for, I would receive an email stating when other books would be shipped, and that my credit card will be charged at least 5 days in advance. They shipped 3 books to me on 4-25-2014, and charged my account without ever giving me advanced notice. I then received an email on 5-8-2014 that they were going to send another 3 books and charge my account on 5-16-2016. I promptly cancelled the shipment and called customer service. I started to explain what happened, and before I was finished the customer service rep (***********) rudely interrupted me stating that I was notified by email, and that they always notify their customers beforehand. I disagreed with him stating that I had not been contacted, and again he interrupted me stating that they always send notice. At that point I asked him to cancel my membership, which he promptly did.

Desired Settlement: I want to be refunded the price of the books ($14.97), shipping ($3.99), and return shipping ($5.00) for a total of $23.96. I was never notified of the charges or shipment, and I should not have to pay to return it for a full refund.

Business Response:

May 15, 2014

Jason Kinder

1041 Lucille Dr

Lexington KY 40511

Dear Jason,

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

The account number ************* is for the Dr Seuss & His Friends Reading Program. The order was placed through our website, on April 5, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 4/7/14 and the Visa card ending in 5916 was charged $3.96.The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 4/25/14 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $18.96 and $5.00 was credit to the card on 5/15/14.

Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home.

 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID 10050715, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. I am sorry we had a miscommunication, and I appreciate your quick response and resolution. 

Sincerely,

Jason Kinder

5/15/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Keep receiving emails from a **** ******* stating some children's books I ordered are being shipped. I have replied several times, that I do not know how they have my name and email, but I did not place an order for children's books. Have no small children in house. They keep replying thank you for your order. I think it may be a scam with stolen credit or debit cards. My cards were involved in the Target data breach.

Desired Settlement: I do not want to receive any books or emails from this company. No orders were placed.

Business Response:

October 27, 2014

 

Megan King

205 Emerald Crest Court

Youngsville NC 27596

 

 

Dear Megan,

 

Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau Office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter.

 

Our records indicate an order was placed online for the Dr. Seuss & His Friends Program one of our children’s book clubs. The order was placed through an offer made available on a third party web site. IP Address 75.189.240.43, on March 18, 2014 at 1:03 P.M., on this date the online order form was properly completed, using the following information.

 

Megan King

*** ******* ***** ** *********** ** **********

Phone ###-###-####

mking005@nc.rr.com

 

The introductory shipment was shipped on 2/20/14 and the Visa card ending in 8338 was charged $5.95. The credit card was refunded $5.95 on 3/27/14.

 

We are very sorry to learn this was not a valid order. Please be assured your account has been canceled, reflecting a zero balance.

 

You should no longer receive any E-mails from Early Moments.

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pamela Regan

Pregan@sandviks.com

Consumer Response:  
Complaint: 9985900

I am rejecting this response because:I did not place this order, nor do I want or. Need children's books.
That IP address originates in a different zipcode from me, I do not have a credit card with those last 4 numbers? How would my name match?
Sincerely,

Megan King

3/14/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: This company advertises 4 books for $4 and free shipping with no commitments. I signed up for the 4 books for $4 and received them and they were a handful of pages and I didn't bother complaining for $4... but now they have charged my account an additional $18 and change and are sending me3 of their horrible quality books. I did not say yes to a reoccuring fee and books to be sent to me. I wouldn't even pay $4 for 4 of them again... not they are charging over $18 for 3 with my consent. I tried to login and cancel, and you can not do so online, you have to call and no one answers. I will be reporting them as fraud to my bank on Monday. This is such a scam. I do not know how this company sleeps at night! PLEASE BE CARFUL, website is ****************

Desired Settlement: I would like them to refund 100% of the money recently charged on my account for the shipment that will ship in march. I will deal with the $4 as a lesson learned. I want them to withdraw the March shipment as well. I do not need more clutter. Their books are horrible, barely worthy of my garbage pail!

Business Response: February 10, 2014 ******* ******* ** ******* **** *** ****** MA 01801-2461 Dear ******** Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter. The account number 187935085-217 is for the Dr Seuss & His Friends Reading Program. The order was placed through an offer made available on a third party, on January 21, 2014.The introductory package was shipped on 1/22/14 and the Visa card ending in 3010 was charged $3.96. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 2/09/13 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $18.96 was credit to the card on 2/10/14. Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, Pamela Regan Pregan@sandviks.com

1/30/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I initially ordered the $5.95 set of books for my 2 year old in November. I was okay paying that price only. I was charged again on 12/9/13 for $20.96. I then was charged twice in January, $18.96 on 01/19/14 and $20.96 on 01/17/14 in the matter of two days!. That is a total of charges for $60.88 which is absolutely upsurd. When I made the first call on 01/20 the representative informed me that my order ans subscription was canceled. I never recall subscribing to a book club. Upon my call I advised to cancel my subscription and the representative informed me that I had to send the books back in order to receive a full refund. She then explains to me that I am responsible for the return shipment fees. She also told me that there were two additional shipments en route which could not be stopped, so I would ALSO have to pay for that additional shipping costs to return the books that I havent even received. The representative proceeded with the address to return the books. This call with the representative made it seem as though I knew that these books were being charged to my account. The website where I ordered from says 100% satisfaction guaranteed, no hidden fees, and no commitment. I feel scammed and lied to from your company. My husband then made a phone call to yout company where he was informed of the same thing about returning the books. The rep representative that he was speaking to hung up on my husband. The information on your website is misleading and to charge your customers to pay for a return is absolutely unheard of from any company that cares about their subscribers. I want a full refund of $60.88 and I will return these books if your company pays for the shipping costs to return.

Desired Settlement: I want a full refund of $60.88 refunded to my debit card.

Business Response: Dear Bernadette, Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter. The account number 1************ is for the Dr Seuss & His Friends Reading Program. The order was placed through an offer made available on earlymoments.com, on November 10, 2013.The introductory package was shipped on 11/11/13 and the Visa card ending in **** was charged $5.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/08/13 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/29/13 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The Free Preview Announcement for Horton Hatches an Egg and Horton Hears a Who was sent on 12/20/13. The shipment was shipped on 1/17/14 the card was charged $20.96. The Third subsequent shipment was shipped on 1/19/14 the card was charged $18.86. A refund in the amount of $77.84 was credit to the card on 1/21/14. Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, Pamela Regan ***************.com

1/17/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I had paid my account in full and cancelled my account with early moments back in November 2013.Today I received a notice from NSA collection agency that my bill was unpaid.I was shocked and immediately called early moments and received the automated services.i paid the bill, $32.92. I decided I better check my bank account. I found that on 11/26/13 they were issued a check and paid in full $32.92.So, now they owe me money and I also have to worry about my credit score.Just to let you know, I did file a complaint on the NSA also. I think they both have caused me problems that need to be corrected.

Desired Settlement: I would like my money refunded and my credit rating to not be effected by their terrible over sight.

Business Response: I spoke with Jennifer the payment in November was applied to another account. Both accounts now have a zero balance. I'll be sending a refund check is the amount of $32.92 Thank you Pam

Business Response: January 16, 2014 Jennifer Auxier ** ** *** *** ******** ** ***** Dear Ms. Auxier, Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau has been forwarded to my attention. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter. We have confirmed that the billing statement you received from ***** ***** ****** in December, 2013 for account number ************** The Lorax and Oh the Places You’ll Go was sent to you prior to the account being updated. Please be assured that your account has been closed and reflects a zero balance. No information is being reported to any credit bureau in your name and there will be no negative impact on your credit rating. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. We apologize for any misunderstanding and regret that your prior dealings with customer service representatives failed to resolve the issue Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you Sincerely: Pamela Regan Pregan@sandviks.com

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ******** and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Auxier

12/13/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Scammed into membership and charged multiple times for multiple orders.

Desired Settlement: Charged $18.96 twice. First time went un-noticed and second time I caught the transaction and called them and canceled membership. I request a refund for both $18.96 charges.

Business Response: December 2, 2013 Ryan Naylor 7 Lawndale Ave Asheville NC 28804 Dear Ryan, Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau office has been forwarded to my attention. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter. The account number ************* is for the Dr Seuss & His Friends Reading Program. The order was placed through an offer made available on a third party site, on October 16, 2013.The introductory package was shipped on 10/17/13 and the Visa card ending in **** was charged $5.95. The first subsequent shipment was shipped on 11/10/13 and the credit card was charged $18.96. The second subsequent shipment was shipped on 12/1/13 and the credit card was charged $18.96. A refund in the amount of $37.92 was credit to the card on 12/2/13. Please be assured that the account has been canceled, and no further shipments will be sent to the home. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further I can do, please contact me toll- free at ###-###-####, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, Pamela Regan *******sandviks.com

11/12/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
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8/14/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I made a ONE TIME purchase with this company and now they have charged my account for a total of $18.97 which I did NOT authorize. Apparently when they have your debit card information, that gives them full range of your money. I did NOT sign anything that authorized them to have future access to my debit card nor did I sign up for any sort of recurring charge. Not to mention, I don't even have the books I'm being charged for.I have sent them an e-mail (as it's Sunday), I have given them a 0-star recommendation on their Facebook page (as this has happened with other people as well) and I will be calling them tomorrow morning. Product_Or_Service: Children's books

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund I want my $18.97 back and I want the account closed. I want nothing more to do with Early Moments. EVER.

Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/08/12) */ Ms. *******, Was refunded $5.95 and $18.96 on 8/6/13 This case has been resolved.

8/8/2013 Billing/Collection Issues
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Complaint: I have registered and ordered Dr. Seuss and Disney books from Early Moments. I had froze my account as to not recieve the next shipment and regardless of this I recieved a Disney book order. I didn't open the books and set them aside. I later recieved a bill from the company and set it aside to call them. Given a few months went by before I called, but when I did they were difficult to deal with. I first found out that even though I had an account with early moments, there were multiple accounts under my name and I was somehow to have known this. I disputed the latest delivery telling them my account was on hold and they said, 'well one account is, but your other one is notb'. There is only one login on their website, so how was I supposed to know that I had multiple accounts? I used the same login when I ordered both orders. The company refused to listen to me and told me it was my own fault that I was not more proactive and maybe I should learn to do so. I declared that they should be more transparent about multiple accounts being under one persons name and list the accounts when logging in. I felt they were crooked and arrange the accounts to be hidden so you continue to recieve shipments and charges you do not want. I asked for them to let me return the latest order and I would continue to keep my account and order from them. They refused to do so and I cancelled my account and now want to be sure everyone understands their unethical business practices.

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund All I want is the opportunity to return my order and not be charged.

Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/07/26) */ July 26, 2013 ***** ****** XXXX XXth Lubbock Tx XXXXX Dear Ms. ****** Your correspondence with the Better Business Bureau has been forwarded to my attention. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope this letter will help clarify the matter. Account number XXXXXXXXX-XXX is for the Disney Wonderful World of Reading Program. The order was placed through the internet on March 26, 2013. We shipped the Welcome package on 3/26/13 for $4.99. The first subsequent package shipped on 4/26/13 for $18.96. We have no record of receiving any shipments back in our warehouse: therefore we continued to send statements reflecting a balance. Please be assured your account has been canceled, reflecting a zero balance. There will be no derogatory information reported to any credit bureau in your name. We also removed all information from our solicitation lists. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concern. If there is anything further we can do, please contact me toll-free at X-XXX-XXX-XXXX, Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. Easter Standard Time. I will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, ****** ***** ******@sandviks.com

8/5/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Early Moments kept sending us bills and we kept paying them. Even after cancellation we kept getting bills. We overpaid by $ 59.86 and Early Moments said the would refund us on May 2, 2013. We rec'd check for incorrect name **** ******** not ***** *********. Called them on June 2, 2013 for the first time about this issue to say the check is incorrectly named. Early Moments said the would send out one with the proper name on it. Called yesterday 7/23/2013 to say I never rec'd the correct check. Early Moments Now is demanding me to send back check, so they aren't charged a voiding fee. Which doesn't make sense to me since, I can't cash it anyway. Now I am nervous if I send back the check than I will never receive this money $59.86. Made a copy of the check and will send back in tomorrows mail. I spoke with Ms. *** ****** XXX-XXX-XXXX x-312 was the person handling this. Please help me get my refund back of $ 59.86 that I over paid, since we kept getting billed. Thank you for all your help! Product_Or_Service: Book Dr. Sesus Account_Number: XXXXXXXXX-XXX

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund Send a check $ 59.86 made to the adult ***** ************ **** (my son's name) ******** (my street) There is no **** ********!!

Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/07/25) */ I spoke with *****, As soon as she returns the refund check that was sent to her in the wrong name I will reissue her a new refund check with the correct name and I will also refund her the postage cost of returning the check to me.

7/22/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: There was an advertisement in a local magazine for what looked like a great deal- five Dr.Seuss books and a mini Dr. Seuss book bag for $5.95. The coupon clearly states no other obligations, no strings attached, etc. So I signed up, received the merchandise and I thought that was that. The next month my credit card was charged $19.80 and another package of books arrived. I was confused, so I called customer service and they explained to me that by signing up for the first deal, I entered into a monthly book club. I accepted that I made a dumb mistake and should have read all of that fine print that nobody actually reads, and cancelled my membership. A month later, I see a charge for around $20 again. I called, this time I was pretty upset. I told them I had cancelled my membership last month. Well they explained that I had only cancelled my MONTHLY membership not my YEARLY membership. So, I was pretty angry to discover this information. I cancelled my yearly membership and asked for a refund. They refunded half of the money. I later received another bill, this time a paper bill, not a charge to my credit card. I was supposed to get a return label so that I could return this most recent book and not pay the bill. I have not received the label but I have received notices that I need to pay my bill. I am just sick of this company and hope that no one else has to experience this inconvenience. Account_Number: XXXXXXXXX-XXX

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Other (requires explanation) I want them to send me the return label for the most recent package and take me off any and ALL monthly/ daily/ yearly/ whatever memberships they have. I want no part in it.

Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/07/18) */ I spoke with ***** on 7/18/13 and this issue has been resolved.


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