Fraudulent Subscription Offers - Agencies

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Sheila wrote
on 20 Apr 2009 8:25 AM

Some of our customers have alerted us to receiving renewal/payment notices from companies we have found to be fraudulent.  There is a Consumer Alert in our Subscriber Services area of the web site but we wanted to alert you here as well.

The names of the agencies we have found are:

National Publication Service

National Publication Billing Services, LLC

Publisher Billing Center (PBC)

Readers Payment Service (RPS)

Publisher's Billing Exchange

National Magazine Services, Inc.

Click Here to see a sample of the form they are sending.  Many times, the document will indicate on the back that if you want to cancel, you must do so within a specific time frame &/or that you will be charged a processing fee. 

Although we do authorize legitimate agencies to promote our magazines, the particular companies listed here are not authorized to do so and are in no way associated with American Artist or any of our magazines. We highly recommend you not send payment or provide any personal information to these agencies.

If you would like to order one of our magazines, please click on the appropriate link in the Subscriber Services area to order directly through our secure website (or look at the bottom of the screen for special internet offers. 

You can also contact our Customer Service department to place your order.  Email and toll-free numbers are lisetd in Subscriber Services.

Thank you to anyone who has alerted us to receiving these fraudulent promotions. 

Sheila Derrington 

Circulation Manager

Twitter: @sheiladerring

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on 20 Apr 2009 9:24 AM
Last week, I received a renewal/new order notice for American Artist from a
company called: National Magazine Services, Inc.

They want payment by check or money order only, and if you cancel, they
charge you $20. This notice looks just like the others I've received in
the past that were in no way connected to American Artist Magazine.

Checked on the web and saw that some people who sent checks for
publications never received the magazines. I'm guessing this new company is
either connected to the previous ones or they just changed their name
and address:

National Magazine Services, Inc.
PO Box 98
Elmsford, NY 10523

It's best to order your subscriptions and renewals from this website or from Interweave Press' store.





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