Saturday, April 26, 2014

Avoid Circulation Billing Services

The whack-a-mole scammers in Oregon who offer overpriced magazine subscriptions in mailings designed to look like bills are still at it.  Today I got one from “Circulation Billing Services.”

They probably use at least two-dozen names, all using the same phone number (707-266-6673) and the same Oregon mailing address.

What they are doing is legal — just unethical.  Avoid them, and anything that asks you to pay through

Friday, April 4, 2014

Avoid Publishers Payment

“United Publishers Exchange” or “” used to be the schlocky payment service for Associated Publishers Network and its dozens of misleadingly named aliases.  See my earlier posts for more details.

Bad publicity seems to have forced them to a new name.  They now use “Publishers Payment,” which continues to offer outrageously priced magazine subscriptions.  Reputable magazine publishers regularly warn against such operations.

Avoid any offer that asks you to pay through “”