JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against a door-to-door magazine sales company Monday for allegedly making misrepresentations to consumers.
Midwest Circulations LLC and Bridgett Robbins, the company's president, allegedly misrepresented to consumers that the magazines purchased would be donated on their behalf to certain charities, including hospitalized children, misrepresented how long consumers had to cancel their subscriptions to magazines, failed to provide magazines to some consumers and illegally denied refunds to consumers. Koster's office and the Better Business Bureau received hundreds of complaints about Midwest Circulations LLC.
"Consumers should be cautious about door-to-door sales or offers to provide services," Koster said. "If you have any doubt about a sales offer, decline the offer until you have an opportunity to do some homework to determine if it is legitimate."
Koster's lawsuit requests that the court stop Midwest Circulations LLC and Robbins from engaging in illegal sales practices in Missouri. The lawsuit also seeks restitution for consumers and civil penalties against the business.
Missouri laws requires that consumers have a right to cancel any contract from a home solicitation within three business days as long as a written notice of cancellation is provided.