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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Who the Hell is Eli Journals/New Hill Services?

Whoever they are, Eli Journals, or New Hill Services, as it says here, should be investigated by some authority. They sent me an invoice for $97.00 for a magazine called Inside InDesign, which is a program I use and like much better than its competitor Quark. That would be fine, except I never ordered the magazine and have never even seen a copy. They had, for quite a while, been sending fake "invoices" to get me to subscribe... and some said that they hoped I liked the ones I had received... when in fact they'd never sent any.

And then this bill comes. I called the 800 number and the lady I spoke to said that this program of billing was standard operating procedure for this firm and that it embarrassed her! I still don't know who the hell these people are, but they're never going to have me as a subscriber to something that may not even exist... and I think that they should be checked out by the authorities, as I mentioned.

Thanks, I'm OK now...

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jim1221 said...

Our experience with Eli Journals / Eli Research centers around Spam - Hundreds of Thousands of email spam received over a period of several months. This abuse has cost our small company time and money. We've now created a website detailing our story. Read Our Story

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Da Brat Deluxe said...

I recieved a bogus invoice from this company. I have filed formal criminal complaints with the State of Montana Consumer Affairs, State of Montana State Attorney Generals Office and the Better Business Bureau in Philadelphia, PA.

In addition a criminal complaint has now been filed with the Flathead Indian Nations Federal Court pursuant to the Fair Indian Traders Act of 1896 for non-licensure, dealing with Native peoples without a Federal BIA License to do so.

In addition a complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC as well. I would suggest others do the same if enough complaints are filed then they will take action.

iggymak said...

Thank you all... go get 'em! You'd think just those complaints... and the hundreds or thousands of others... would be enough... well, keep up the good fight!

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