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Horrific money grab. I signed up for this 'magazine' based on a 1 year subscription however they offered a great deal on a 3 year so I choose that. The information given is really quite poor and then they feed you massive amounts of blurb then ask for more money to have the full version. Then you can get all of this free and more free is you pay for a better subscription. Then there is more free information if you pay for the information you... Read more

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I have a subscription and I read and hear so much about Panama City. So I went last week and stayed in Panama City for a full week. Folks, please listen to me. Their economy is a complete house of cards that is built on money laundering. Skyscraper after skyscraper are practically empty. Read up on the numerous reports of shoddy construction on many of these high rises. The landlords don't care whether you rent or not because that is not... Read more

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I agree with other reviews regarding the nasty sales techniques of this magazine; sucking you in, claiming stuff is free when it isn't, and remabling on forever in their promotional emails! Also, I just ordered the magazine at their stated $39 sale price for a one year subscription, as opposed to the usual $69 price. Their confirmation email said my credit card bill would read: $78! This was AFTER I submitted my card information. I live on... Read more

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Man, does this crowd ramble on. What they say or write in thousands of words can easily be said in a few sentences. They are always pushing subscriptions to their magazine, and often in their email promotions, a "free" report ends up being conditional upon you taking out a subscription to the magazine. Their articles describing all these free reports never disclose what the article claims will be disclosed. Just pages and pages of ramblings,... Read more

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Last year I cancelled my IL subscription after I found out that most of their info is straight BS. They get paid by the Tourism departments of the countries that they push. Anyway, they didn't cancel my subscription. I filed a dispute with my bank and they fought it, AND WON! I have again told them to cancel my subscription. We will see what happens. Don't ever believe anything they say about a country, costs, livability, safety or anything... Read more

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Howdy from Portland, OR. USA: I just found this site and read all the reviews. In a sense of fairness, I would like to add one Positive opinion, as a new subscriber! I am a senior, and sent a email, complaining of not finding a telephone number, to speak with a person in Customer Service,regarding a couple questions. I prefer talking on the phone, rather than trying to bang out my thoughts on a *** computer! :-( Next day,a email arrived with... Read more

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I paid $19 to receive their emails. I started receiving their magazine and admittedly didn't pay much attention. I just had a $49 charge hit my card. On the site under my account settings, it shows an "automatic" renewal for their magazine, with no place to cancel and no place to remove my card information. Their customer service apparently keeps bankers hours. I have submitted a request to be removed from their magazine subscription and... Read more

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I have had a subscription to International Living magazine for two years now. They just keep charging the subscription price to my credit card despite the fact that I have tried to cancel several times and written a letter of complaint to the editor. My bank tells me that I may have to camel my credit card which would be a real pain. The magazine is not worth the money anyway, just the same old articles which are little more than advertising... Read more

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Same thing happened to me only it was information on Panama. I chose the $7 trial for 30 days but chose not to purchase the full offer because I felt I could access other credible information on the internet. A month later I see that they put through a charge for $14o usd. As I am Canadian that amount equals about $180 cdn. I registered a dispute with my credit card company and they are now in the process of getting my money back. The dispute... Read more

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About 3 weeks ago I received an email from International Living (IL) offering information about Ecuador, a country I've visited and am considering visiting again. I ordered their service offered using my credit card, which enabled me to access information on Ecuador on the IL Website. This was supposedly a "special" deal for just $7.00. I figured that even if I did not use it...well, it's not much of a loss...and if I did use it I might get... Read more

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