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Thread: Magazine renewal Scam

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    Magazine renewal Scam

    A new scam is out and about. I just received a renewal offer for "Quilt Trends" magazine from a company calling itself Publisher's Billing Exchange with a White City, Oregon PO Box.
    There are several reasons I know it's a fraud:

    1. I previously received a supposed renewal notice for my local paper from this same company and address
    2. The big tip-off for both is the prices quoted for renewal are stratospheric in comparison to the real prices
    3. I tried to find Quilt Trends magazine online and it looks like it is out of business. I can find old issues to buy, but the website came up as for sale.

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    I get those all the time. I just toss them. It's easy to tell it's a scam.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
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    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    That's so sneaky. Thanks for telling us!
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    I get so tired of so many quilting magazines have gotten hold of my address. I subscribe to only 2 magazines and now it seems that every quilting magazine is sending request for me to subscribe !!
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    I've stopped subscribing period..if I want a new quilting magazine, I go to the book store..
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    I am irked that I get renewal notices two years before my current subscription expires. I might not live that long!
    ​Jumpin' Judy

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    Jumpin Judy you are so right. At 76. How do I know if I'm going to be around in three years? Also, with as many quilts I have done, and all of the quilts in my head, and the planned quilts for 2015 already bundled, fabric and plans, I do not find much in mags today that turn me on. Most of the quilts are for beginners, intermediates or modern! I come up with the idea, sit at my computer and work out the design, print it out, them go to my stash and find the fabrics and package them in large zip lock bags ready to go. Also, I tried a pattern two years ago, out of a mag, and the dimensions were all wrong. I had to totally re-design because it was off by a quarter inch one way and a half inch the other. I always do one block in junk cloth to prove out the pattern. It really pays!

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    Some magazines sell you a year's subscription (6 issues) then with receipt of the 2nd issue, get a time to renew - only 3 issues left - - - 3 issues times 1 issue every 2 months = 6 months left still on the subscription. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000 View Post
    Also, with as many quilts I have done, and all of the quilts in my head, and the planned quilts for 2015 already bundled, fabric and plans, ... I come up with the idea, sit at my computer and work out the design, print it out, them go to my stash and find the fabrics and package them in large zip lock bags ready to go. Also, I tried a pattern two years ago, out of a mag, and the dimensions were all wrong. I had to totally re-design because it was off by a quarter inch one way and a half inch the other. I always do one block in junk cloth to prove out the pattern. It really pays!
    Don't subscribe anymore either. Love this idea - may have to start doing this!

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    Magazine subscriptions can be a pain in the neck, especially if you fail to notice the "automatic renewal" default which is in tiny print. I've had two such problems and have now resolved to subscribe to nothing in future.

    I know print media is in trouble and I hope it survives, but trying to cancel a subscription I didn't intend to renew has driven me out of the market.

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    I got one of those too, it went in the shred bin.

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    I only renew online - I keep a list of magazines and expiration dates in my iPhone so I know when they are due (my old lady memory doesn't work very well!). Or you can just give them a call when it's time to renew. A renewal in the mail,is also,a reminder to me to check my list and go online. We get these kind of scams all the time from all kinds of "businesses" - seems to me that this should be mail fraud.

    Sandy in Mooresville, NC

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    I got one saying in order to renew my Quilters World magazine I would have to pay a price of almost 18.00 a magazine. I don't even have a subscription to that one. I wonder why they think people are that stupid.

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    I never even open them when they come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    Magazine subscriptions can be a pain in the neck, especially if you fail to notice the "automatic renewal" default which is in tiny print. I've had two such problems and have now resolved to subscribe to nothing in future.

    I know print media is in trouble and I hope it survives, but trying to cancel a subscription I didn't intend to renew has driven me out of the market.
    same here,
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