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St. Charles grandmother scammed by magazine sales company

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(KMOV) – A St. Charles grandmother was ripped off by a magazine sales company and asked News 4 for help.

A company that she thought was Reader’s Digest offered her a four-year renewal for $119.99, and she accepted the charge. However, those magazines never arrived.

When she called the number that showed up on her bill, she reached a company called Publisher’s Marketing, based in Florida and ran by a man named Erran O’Donnel.

Reader’s Digest says O’Donnel’s company isn’t authorized to sell its magazine, but O’Donnel says he can do so through a magazine clearing house. Reader’s Digest did not confirm this.

News 4 Investigative Reporter Chris Nagus delved into this messy claim and found some surprising results. To find out what happened, watch the video posted above.

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