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Woman charged hundreds of dollars for magazines she did not order

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Eighty-three year old Virginia George has been inundated with magazines for months. It all started when she placed orders over the telephone using her credit card. Eighty-three year old Virginia George has been inundated with magazines for months. It all started when she placed orders over the telephone using her credit card.
George ordered a DVD, but she felt uneasy when a second telemarketer on the call started trying to sell her magazines. George ordered a DVD, but she felt uneasy when a second telemarketer on the call started trying to sell her magazines.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis woman thought she was ordering a DVD, but month later she received several magazines after being charged hundreds of dollars.

Eighty-three year old Virginia George has been inundated with magazines for months. It all started when she placed orders over the telephone using her credit card.

"I didn't want any of these books. I didn't order them," said George.

George ordered a DVD, but she felt uneasy when a second telemarketer on the call started trying to sell her magazines.

She immediately called them back and canceled her subscription. The product was canceled, but the magazines kept coming from My Favorite Publications Company.

Every month more money was taken out of her account, as of Thursday $393.54 was taken.

"I'm a nervous wreck. I can't do anything. I can't think," said George. "I can't talk. It is not any fun."

Action News 5 contacted the companies, and we were given the run around.

"It looks like they sell your information, and the next thing you know you've got charges coming out of your account, and you can't find out what it's for," said George's daughter, Janet Jordan. "It's like pulling teeth to get them to tell me who they represent, and I still didn't get anywhere with that. That's why my mother called [Action News 5]."

My Favorite Publications Company said Friday they would restore the $149.70 in full. Bank statements show a company called USA Ultimate Benefits took $239.94 from George's account for unwanted coupons and magazines. They also decided to give George her money back.

After not sleeping in days, George says she thinks she will finally get some rest.

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