Write to Know

Write to Know

There are 75 comments on the Cape Cod Times story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Write to Know. In it, Cape Cod Times reports that:

Write to Know appears Friday and Sunday. It gets answers. It stands up for your rights.

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Claire Dexter MI

Whitmore Lake, MI

#22 Oct 23, 2008
I ordered name stickers by mail from this labels company.
Although it took 3 weeks, I did receive the stickers today-they are great, well worth the money and the wait!

Brookhaven, NY

#23 Nov 2, 2008
My mother ordered a child poem for her grandson in August 2008. Three months later, her check has been cashed but the poem was never received. I wonder how they get away with this. Glad I found this site....
Thanks everyone.
Nancy - Rhode Island

Warwick, RI

#24 Nov 16, 2008
I too ordered a child poem for my granddaughter. My check was dated October 13, 2008 and it was cashed on October 27, 2008. Since I had not received the poem by October 31st, I went on this website and saw all of the complaints against this company. I then filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Office in Virginia online. Just yesterday, November 15th, I received the product I ordered. Not sure if filing this complaint with the Attorney General's Office had an impact, but it is worth a try. Good Luck!
By the way, I have to say the child poem is very nice but I will never order anything on line again until I check out the company.

Huntley, IL

#25 Dec 1, 2008
Boy am I glad I just read all these reviews because I was just about to place an order, and I will not now!!!

Paso Robles, CA

#26 Dec 3, 2008
sent money for return address mailing labels,10-18-08 and have not rec'd them. they chased check for almost 14.00

could have been worse
dated today 12-03-08

Maitland, FL

#27 Jan 29, 2009
i have the add that came in the mailer and i have the same address just the dept is 8198. i want to thank all that put up their replies so I now know that i should not order this thing
Joyce wrote:
I too have ordered a Child Poem from the same company
Child Poem, Dept 8075
1862 Apperson Dr, P.O. Box 3200
Salem, VA 24153
I have yet to receive anything. I will check with my bank to see if they can get a clear signature on the cashed check.

Elizabeth, NJ

#28 Feb 6, 2009
I was just about to order a childs poem for my baby brother but after reading this im sceptical.
I found the ad in New York's sundays newspapers coupons clippings.
Child poem Dept 8246
1862 Apperson dr po box 3200
Salem Va 24153

Somerset, NJ

#29 Feb 12, 2009
And the RIP-OFFS go on! I ordered 4 kids' names in cartoon art prints, after seeing a Sunday newspaper supplement's coupon. I received 2, not the 4 I ordered and paid for. Check cashed, so it's too late to stop payment.
Now the address is 1862 Apperson Dr.(sounds like a home), PO Box 12842, Roanoke, VA 24029.
With all these complaints I'm reading belatedly, has anyone taken action against this dishonest company? The top of this column says "It gets answers. It stands up for your rights." WELL...?
Rich - NJ

Somerset, NJ

#30 Feb 12, 2009
I'm going to do more than post complaint here, since it obviously doesn't do any good. All our small amounts of money lost add up to thousands of dollars in FRAUD! I'm filing a formal complaint with the Virginia Attorney General.
I urge you to do the same so that you can get a refund, too. It's the principle of the thing: Repeated ads must attract lots of money or the ads wouldn't continue!
Let's shut 'em down. Fill out the last page of this foirm and mail it today (copy and paste in your browser's window above): http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/forms-pdf/cp/oc...
Eugene in California

Cathedral City, CA

#31 Mar 23, 2009
We too ordered a child poems for two grandsons and one grandaughter in July 2008. Three months later, our check was cashed but the poems have never received. I wonder how they get away with this. Glad we found this site.... Our local advertisers should be more careful when accepting money from clients who do not deliver...
Thanks everyone.
Eugene in California

Cathedral City, CA

#32 Apr 7, 2009
Good news. I contacted Child Poem's customer service via e-mail ([email protected]). I was told that my order had been mailed some time ago. They had no idea why I never received the two poems but offered to credit the order or resend. Two replacement poems arrived today. Thanks for all your comments.
Eugene in California

Cathedral City, CA

#33 Apr 7, 2009
Correction, all three replacement poems arrived. Again, thanks everyone for your input.

Olean, NY

#34 Jul 15, 2009
Does anyone know or remember how much the poems were i sent out a check and not recieved anything yet and i forgot how much it was.
Marilyn Ludden

Cheyney, PA

#35 Sep 8, 2009
I ordered two Poem's on August 11,2009 and sent my check for the total order. As of today, Sept 08, 2009, I have not hear a word from these people and have not received the two poem's. The ads appeared in my Sunday Delaware State News. These were special gifts for my two Great Nieces and what a disappointment for them on not received anything. I purchased special frames for them to which I may add cost me $20.00 each. I however, do not have the poem's to go in them. This has been very embarrassing to me because I keep asking my Nieces if they have received their birthday poem's and each time "NO" is the answer.
My address for the poem's is:Child Poem, Dept 8421, 1862 Apperson Drive, P.O. Box 3200, Salem, VA, 24153,
Does anyone have a telephone number or any kind of information on how to contact these frauds?
Marilyn Ludden,
Dover, Delaware 19904
Jill Simonds wrote:
<quoted text>I ordered 5 of the Child Poems. I saw the ad on the back of a crossword puzzle book too. I ordered them on 11-19-07 and my check cleared my bank on 11-30-07 and I still have not received anything. The address I have is Child Poem, Dept. 8081, 1862 Apperson, Dr. P O Box 3200 Salem, VA 24153. There is no signature or deposit stamp on the back of my cleared check, however, it appears the check was deposited into a bank in Orlando Florida. I have not found a phone number to contact these people and I would warn everyone not to order anything from them.

Farmerville, LA

#36 Sep 29, 2009
I was going to order one poem and read these postings, it is a scam.My dept number is 8430 differ form others.This company is steeling peoples money.So please do not order from them.Thanks to all of you posting, i will not oreder ever, i appreicate the helpfull information about the company.They will be caught eventually, its just a matter of time.Thanks for the warning.
Ron Garrett

Greensboro, NC

#37 Oct 26, 2009
Iordered a child's poem last yr. for a Christmas present,and had no trouble with the order; however Iam glad Ichecked out the website before ordering 5 children's poems for this Christmas; Isee where they have several addresses for the same item/items. Idefinitely willnot be placing an order again!
c wilkinson

Atlanta, GA

#38 Oct 27, 2009
I ordered two poems one for my great niece and one for my great nephew. I mailed order July 9,2009.
My check cleared the bank July 22,2009. I have yet to receive my poems. There was an ad in Sundays coupon section same address.1862 Apperson Dr,PO Box
3200,Salem,VA.24153 The only difference being the Dept numbers. Mine was Child poems Dept.#8272 the one for Sunday was Dept 8434. I will not order any more but I will send letter to this address letting them know I will be in touch with BBB.


#39 Oct 30, 2009
ordered child poem for my g-daughter late sept,my
check was cashed 10-1-09 still waiting for my poem
to arrive.these people are crooks.let's put them
out of business.

Cleves, OH

#40 Nov 1, 2009
I ordered labels in July 09 from this company and they cashed my check but no labels. We called "Customer service" a long distance # and were on hold for one hour a day for two days with no answer. We wrote a letter (no response, no return). Today, 11-1-09, I placed a complaint with the BBB to try to get my money back and to try to get the government to charge this FRAUDULANT company.

Las Vegas, NV

#42 Dec 10, 2009
I ordered 3 poems from this company on 11252009. Sent money order...have not received a response. Will report them to BBB. Was somewhat hesitant when I saw that it was going to a post office box, dept. no. wish I had looked for reviews prior to placing order. Willing to spend even more in an attempt to bring this scam to a halt.

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