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American Media, Inc scammed me

I signed up to write for this company December 2012. They require a deposit to be returned upon quitting. I quit in September 2013. They have not yet returned my deposit, nor paid me for an assignment submitted last spring. I have submitted all forms necessary, returned press credentials timely, contacted liaison people by phone and email, been promised payment in 14 to 21 days many times. I have not received any payment at all and it's now November 11th, 2013. Do not get involved with this company. They are scam artists and do not honor the contracts they sign.
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American Media Inc. continued to promise payment, had several excuses.Now on January 17, 2014, I have not gotten my deposit back, nor been paid for my work.

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#457117 Review #457117 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$400
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Muscle & Fitness Magazine delayed delivery?

I subscribe to Muscle & Fitness magazine; its to be delivered monthly and I expect prompt delivery (i.e., delivery the same week it becomes available on local news stands). However, for at least the last year, my copy is typically delivered two weeks after its available on local news stands. This month, it was three weeks late. I called the Western Sales office to complain, to investigate why its consistently delivered late, and offered reasonable solutions (mail subscriber issues out earlier than shipping out issues to news stands so that subscribers receive their issues promptly). The spokespersons (I spoke with two, including one "supervisor") blamed the problem on the Postal Service and said they couldn't do anything to see that subscribers received their magazines promptly relative to their availablity at news stands. I don't accept that. I'd like to know if others are having the same problem. If so, I propose a boycott of Muscle & Fitness Magazine until taking substative measures to promptly deliver subscriber's magazine issues to subscribers the same week they become available to non-subscribers on news stands.
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#266238 Review #266238 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Anchorage, Alaska

About

American Media Terms of Service
Welcome to the news and media websites offered by American Media, Inc., Weider Publications, LLC, Radar Online LLC, and Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group, Inc. (collectively, the "Website", American Media, The Company or American Media's'). The singular term "Website" includes all websites and web pages within the Website as well as any equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup websites and web pages that are associated with the Website. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE (OTHER THAN TO READ THESE TERMS OF USE FOR THE FIRST TIME) THE CLIENT OF AMERICAN MEDIA ARE AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, WHICH MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME AS SET FORTH BELOW. SUCH CHANGES BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND IF THE USER USE THE WEBSITE AFTER THEY BECOME EFFECTIVE IT WILL SIGNIFY THE USER'S AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE CHANGES.
To read more: https://www.americanmediainc.com/terms-and-conditions
American Media Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") applies only to the information American Media collect through the Services, unless the website, mobile application, or other digital, interactive service has a separate privacy policy, in which case that privacy policy will govern. The Company have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected through the Services, how American Media and Company's parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliated Companies") as well as successors and related companies use this information, and under what circumstances www.americanmediainc.com may disclose the information to third parties. Depending on The Customer's activities when visiting Company's Services, The Client of American Media may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions. The Client of American Media should review this Privacy Policy frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.
To read more: https://www.americanmediainc.com/privacy-policy
Summary

American Media has been on the market since 1936. The company owns and operates a large number of health, fitness and celebrity brands of the country. It is based in New York, NY. American Media publishes magazines, newspapers and books, as well as it designs tabloids for supermarkets. Such publication as The National Enquirer, Star, The Globe, Flex and National Examiner belong to the company. Every month around 60 million people buy magazines of American Media. Whats about digital resources, the companys magazines have more than 24 million unique online visitors monthly.

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