Phony Magazine Salesman Causing Numerous Complaints

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Beware of aggressive magazine sales people. They're not just pushy, they could be scamming you.

The Midland Better Business Bureau says they've gotten 20 calls in about a week from Odessa, Midland, and Big Spring complaining about over-aggressive sales-people and many want to know if these guys are even legit.

Customers say the sales-people are telling them they are selling the magazines for ACI Magazine to pay for their college tuition, but their tactics are raising more than a few eyebrows.

There are quite a few reports that the representatives are not deterred easily with some going so far as holding the door open or putting their foot in the path of the doorway.

Once they get inside, they won't leave until the home-owner agrees to buy a magazine subscription.

Coerced customers are paying cash and never see the magazines.

Police say if you are approached by suspicious sales people, call the cops.

ACI International, also known as Atlantic Circulation, International, is being investigated by the Better Business Bureau in Washington, D.C. and eastern Pennsylvania.

Last week, Midland College put out a press release saying they are not raising any money through door-to-door magazine sales and these guys are not associated with them.