Senior Exploitation

After a 92-year-old man was sold $5,000 in magazine and newsletter subscriptions—and separately three car warranties—Pollock Cohen successfully sued Newsmax on the senior citizen’s behalf; and secured full refunds for the auto warranties. If you or a loved one has recently been solicited, signed up, or charged for an unwanted magazine subscription, sold a car warranty, or been the victim of a scam targeting the elderly, we may be able to help.  

Please call or email us right now to find out if you or someone you care about has been a victim—and what you can do about it. There is no cost, and no obligation.


A class action lawsuit is a way for a group of people who have suffered similar harms to bring a single collective case and share in any potential award. You become part of a group, with far more potential power than filing a lawsuit on your own—and at no cost to you.

Filing a class action lawsuit allows us to consolidate evidence, witnesses, and litigation expenses to make the lawsuit more efficient and effective. The collective “clout” of the class is typically far more effective than an action by any individual plaintiff.

No! The attorneys work on contingency, and only get paid if the case is successful. Any fees they may be awarded are determined by the court and paid by the defendant.

Our initial lawsuit focuses on unwanted telephone solicitations and magazine subscriptions. Very often, seniors are tricked into signing up for—or renewing—magazine or newsletter subscriptions they never even knew they signed up for.

  • Some companies exploit vulnerable seniors by contacting them by phone—even when their phone number is on the federal Do-Not-Call registry. This alone may be a violation of Federal law.
  • Other subscription companies send misleading letters saying you may have won a lottery or a sizable charitable contribution will be made in your name.
  • Still other scams involve a very low-cost introductory offer—followed by a sizable monthly charge that automatically appears on a checking or credit card statement.

The first magazine subscription company named in the lawsuit is:

  • Newsmax Media (Also known as NMX)
  • We expect other companies to be named soon.

You may qualify if:

  • You have signed up for the Federal Do-Not-Call registry and have received just two calls from a subscription service.
  • You have received high-pressure solicitations encouraging you to subscribe, have been asked for your credit card or checking account information, or have received confusing offers in the mail.
  • You have tried to cancel subscriptions and keep getting charged.

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