DAYTON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against a door-to-door magazine seller and its owner for allegedly failing to deliver magazine subscriptions sold to consumers.
POSuccess LLC and Princesa Brown, the company's owner, offered magazine subscriptions through door-to-door sales to consumers. Consumers paid between $30 and $554 for the magazine subscriptions, but the magazines allegedly never arrived. DeWine's office and the Better Business Bureau received 23 complaints about POSuccess and Brown.
"Consumers wrote checks to this business for magazine subscriptions they never received," DeWine said. "This is another reminder of why it's important to research door-to-door salespeople before giving them any money."
While POSuccess and Brown resolved some consumer complaints by providing refunds, it allegedly failed to resolve all of the complaints.
DeWine's lawsuit alleges POSuccess and Brown violated Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. The allegations include failure to deliver and failure to provide consumers with a notice of their three-day right to cancel. The suit seeks injunctive relief, consumer restitution and civil penalties.
Under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, door-to-door sellers must give consumers notice of their right to cancel a contract they sign in their homes within three business days.