Example of a scam renewal mail piece below:
We have received many complaints about an unauthorized company targeting our subscribers with an invalid renewal offer. The company typically shows a return address with a P.O. Box in White City, Ore., or 610 E. Bell Rd. #494, Phoenix, AZ.
The company uses the following aliases and many others not listed:
We are not affiliated with this company. We do not know how the scam artists obtain the mailing lists they use to victimize subscribers. If you receive one of these offers, please disregard the renewal and toss it out. You may contact our Customer Care staff directly if you have any questions or would like to renew your subscription directly at:
This fraudulent company is based in White City, Ore., or Phoenix, Ariz. The individuals running this renewal scam pose as subscription sales agents for MOTHER EARTH NEWS and other magazine publishers. They illegally contact our readers, charging well more than a typical renewal, and then they pocket a large percentage as their "commission."
They operate strictly through the postal service and do not contact subscribers by telephone or email.
Please be wary of companies that collect magazine subscriptions and renew them as a third-party agency. Any mailed renewal notice from MOTHER EARTH NEWS will always display the magazine logo and ask that payments be sent to our customer service center at:
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
You may renew directly with MOTHER EARTH NEWS online by visiting:
At MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).
You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.