707-266-6673
CA, US
Godmother22
Godmother22
2014-05-24 17:06:28
Unknown
My notice says PBA. MIne is just like Tom's resposne from 2012. THey were told to take my name off their mailing list. Apparently they didn't. Hello BBB!
Godmother22
Godmother22
2014-05-24 17:04:47
Unknown
I keep getting notices for a bill of 89.98 for an installment for People Magazine. The total amount is: 179-.95. They were told, via e-mail to take my name off their mailing list. Apparently never did. The last one I got was a awhile ago.
james
james
2014-05-11 05:32:57
Unknown
yes, they have been running their scam subscription B.S. for YEARS!!!
Besides preying on the elderly and busy people that aren't paying attention.. they also hit on people who speak English as a second language and perhaps some people who aren't very sophisticated.
Imagine how angry you would be to take over an elderly parent's finances and discover that these low-life slime balls have been hitting your relative up for THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.  You think it doesn't happen, THINK AGAIN.
BTW, they also call themselves a new name, Associated Publishers Network, "APN"  and about a hundred more fake names.

They should be taken out and beaten in a public square!
Dude
Dude
2014-05-08 21:33:11
Telemarketer
I cannot believe people continue to fall for these obviously bogus offers. I have received a few and instantly trash them. Don't bother asking them to take your name off their lists b/c they are not a legit company. Yes, the "invoices" look real but I always know what magazines I subscribe to and which I have recently renewed, etc. They hope to capitalize on busy people who aren't paying attention or the elderly. Why bother with some 3rd party when you can order directly from the publisher & get the best rates?
Salt
Salt
2014-05-07 23:07:46
Telemarketer
I want to gather together a few of the people who have been scammed out of money by these astardbays, journey to White City, Oregon,  and camp out at the local post office until one of the employees of this corrupt company removes mail out of PO Box 2489.  Then follow that individual 24/7 until they eventually lead us to the facility where these scumbags center their corruption, then break in and kick the living Hell out of each and every one of them.  Seems only fair.
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
2014-05-06 19:59:33
Unknown
PDS ( Mail Processing Department) out of White City, OR, mailed me an invoice which I received on 5-6-2014. The "Notice of renewal" (invoice) reads "NOTICE OF RENEWAL" for PHOENIX MAGAZINE.  I do have a current subscription to PHOENIX MAGAZINE.

PDS asked for $69.95 for 2 years. PHOENIX MAGAZINES current (5-2014) subscription rate is $24.00 for 2-years. PDS is attempting to confuse the issue of renewal by offering "their rate" at "only" 2.91 times the magazine's published rate of $24.00.

PDS is attempting to fraudulently obtain money from me by pretending to broker a magazine subscription a "cheaper rate" or as they say, "lowest available rate we can offer you for your regular subscription."

Of course, the statement is true as it is misleading. They are "pretending to broker a best price" but in reality, they are trying to steal money. They are thieves. Their activity is criminal and enabled by the use of US Mail, which is also a crime.

They need to be put in jail for mail fraud. Avoid these thieves.
George 2
George 2
2014-05-05 21:43:09
Unknown
Publishers Distribution Services.  These are the sort of uckingfay ammerscays who need to wake up dead in the not too distant future.  Complaint filed with FTC and with the USPS.  Much rather line them up in my crosshairs though.
Melinda Ash
Melinda Ash
2014-04-08 13:01:48
Unknown
I received  a renewal notice from PDS PO Box 2489 White City, OR 97503 for Military History.  My husband had received this magazine the past before we married, so I gave him this as a gift for Christmas.  It has been over 24 weeks now since I sent in the check, and have called them twice about it.  They keep giving me the run around.  I just found out they are a scam!!!! It is amazing to me that these people have a phone number, a bank...I have the canceled check! ...and that they still can't be stopped.   Karma....What goes around, comes around.
Julie
Julie
2014-04-05 06:42:01
Unknown
... and the question is
******** HOW do these thieves get their hands on subscription lists that are soon-to-expire? ********
Do they purchase them or do they STEAL them?  or do they do BOTH?
(FWIW I'm thinking they both purchase and STEAL)
Kaye
Kaye
2014-03-28 23:14:19
Unknown
I've been scammed by these people also with the Economist - after I realized I'd paid the Economist AND the PBC by mistake, I called the Economist and they didn't know who these people were! After many months I received a refund.  BUT I keep
getting Notice of Renewal/New Order forms almost monthly.  I've told them to take my name off the list but they never do.
This one (3-28-14) is for New York Times 365 issues for $1099.95!!!!!!   I looked NYTimes up on line and subscription
to it is a whole whopping $440.00.    Upon asking why the price difference, I was given a song and a dance about how
BIG Corporations go through them because they order so many magazines....bla bla bla!   A Total Fake Out!
HR
HR
2014-03-24 19:20:48
Unknown
Thanks to all of you for posting this. It looks like there at it again. It raised an alarm when I seen the price, almost 4 times the amount of what I've paid in the past. More alarms rang as I recall not ordering anything. So I decided to check things out starting with the number and its a good thing I did, I won't be wasting my time calling. My notice states it's from Publishers Billing Center 1-707-266-6673 e-mail cutomersevice@publisherspayment.com a website of www.publisherspayment.com and they ask for payment to be made out to PBC and sent to P.O. Box 2489 White City OR 97503. Hope this info helps someone, like you guys have helped me detect this fraud.
MidNYteStorm
MidNYteStorm
2014-03-22 21:46:36
Unknown
Years ago I subscribed to a magazine through an offer that came with a credit card. I discovered the operation dealt with, automatically renewed my subscription. After that I never used a service like that again.

Although my story is different, my point is that I will only subscribe through the publisher or another trusted source.
Peter H
Peter H
2014-03-22 21:29:07
Unknown
Certainly a scam.  Here is my entry for the most egregious:
$1099.95 for a year of NY Times, 'one of the lowest rates available'.
Should have asked if there is a higher rate available.
Irish
Irish
2014-02-23 00:18:45
Unknown
 This is a scam, received a letter that I needed to renew my subscription to Country sampler .  They had my name and address.  Working  out of White City, Oregon  They need to be caught  bad scam    They  have also called with this number , I never answer .
Admin
Admin
2014-02-20 17:24:16
Unknown
I received three letters in the mail with no return addresses.  One was addressed to the company itself, one to our VP of Sales, and one to our CEO.  Upon opening the one addressed to the company and searching this number on the 'renewal offer' on 800notes.com, I see it's a long running scam.

The company claims to be representing our local business journal.  

Company Name on Offer: United Publishers Network, Publishers Payment, UPN

'Offer': 1 Year Renewal at $179.95

Conclusion: Into the shredder they go!
Doug
Doug
2014-02-05 07:32:05
Unknown
are you serious about these crooks trying to sell genetic testing?
...from magazine scams to overpriced genetic testing
did you get a 'fake subscription renewal offer' or a phone call about testing for $575?
Tim Thumb
Tim Thumb
2014-01-27 23:40:01
Unknown
Are they are now offering genetic testing for $575 that tells the user what diseases they might get.  What's next - swapping out body parts?  Why doesn't the FDA do something about these crooks?  Is Obama playing cards again?  He almost missed out on Osama because he was holding a full house.
Gloria S
Gloria S
2014-01-14 23:10:50
Unknown
I have been paying payments for a magazine and they keep sending me payment due amounts; which I found out are a fraud.  Do not give this company your money as it will not get your magazine renewed.  It is a fake!  
MJG
MJG
2014-01-09 19:10:16
Unknown
Contact the real company about this and inform them of the scam.  It is always a  good idea to re-subscribe on that companies website.
Dep P
Dep P
2014-01-09 19:03:29
Unknown
I also got a really expensive renewal notice for Mother Earth News.  The company listed was Publishers payment and listed a website of publisherspayment.com.  The address was

ATTN: Mail Processing Department
PO Box 2489
White City, OR 97503

I will be doing my subscribing online from now on.
ted
ted
2014-01-09 08:05:20
Unknown
What's sad is this:
You won't belive this but the United States Post Office has a regulation that helps protect recipients of fake subscription invoices and it goes like this:  a 30 POINT TYPEFACE must be used that states THIS IS NOT AN INVOICE  on their FAKE SCAMMER MAILING (on the front of it).  This way, your USPS Post Office protects those from being taken advantage of (i.e. lots of elderly by all reports).    The BIG question is this:
Why doesn't post office ENFORCE THEIR OWN RULES????????

oh, I forgot, they are fvking BROKE and they need the money these scammers spend every year kids... we're talking MILLIONS of dollars of postage to send you this crap and scam our elderly and other more trusting citizens. This is our government 'at work' -- NO WONDER NO ONE TRUSTS THE GOVERNMENT ANYMORE!!!!!

Good luck reporting it to the Postal Inspectors.. when you do, REMIND THEM ABOUT THEIR OWN FVKING RULES AND THEIR 30 POINT TYPE REGULATIONS on scam fake mailings. (apparently they've forgotten that they are supposed to protect us from low life scammers like these).
Susan
Susan
2014-01-08 19:26:34
Telemarketer
I received this renewal notice supposedly from Mother Earth News telling me of my upcoming subscription renewal. I couldn't believe how much the magazine was going to cost. I wasn't going to resubscribe if it cost that much, but the company (Mother Earth News) has a program where you can choose to have an automatic renewal when your subscription runs out, (which I have chosen). I went to the subscription department of Mother Earth News and they said that there had been fraudulent renewal notices given out to people, and to not subscribe to this company, as it is a scam. These people from White City, OR, should get in trouble for what they are doing. I'm glad I didn't have the money to resubscribe or I would have lost around $60. Sad for those who did resubscribe through this scam company. The phone number for this company is 1-707-266-6673
it doesn't matter
it doesn't matter
2013-12-20 07:54:43
Unknown
Here it is again.  
The United States Post Office has specific regulations on their books.
Regulations call for a 30 POINT TYPEFACE on scam subscription/invoice solicitations which should read:
THIS IS NOT AN INVOICE
So why doesn't the United States Post Office get serious and shut these scammers down?    
could it be that the United States Post Office is BROKE!!!!   These a***ole subscription scammers spend MILLIONS of Dollars in mailing this crap out to us every year... money that the Post Office no doubt needs.    
who knows more
who knows more
2013-12-20 07:41:27
Unknown
uhhhh, Ladybug,

How do you think they got your name and address in the first place? They already KNOW you subscribe to Womans World.. that's why they're trying to SCAM you for Womans Day.  
Ladybug
Ladybug
2013-12-11 03:02:13
Unknown
Received renewal notice in mail for Womans Day with this phone number.  Red Flag! Um, I subscribe to Womans WORLD.  Morons!
scumwatcher
scumwatcher
2013-12-04 16:01:28
Unknown
Yes, these scumbags at Platinum Publishing are a crew of thieves who should be jailed. I received this note from TU:

Dear XXXXX

Some Trout Unlimited members recently received an invoice from Platinum Publishing Service located in White City, Oregon, for renewal of TROUT magazine at a cost of $79.95. This is not a legitimate invoice from Trout Unlimited. Click here to view an example of the notice in question.

TU only charges $35 per year for membership AND a sub to the magazine. If you get a notice from the crooks at Platinum turn them in to the police.
Scamwatcher
Scamwatcher
2013-12-04 15:57:53
Unknown
Yes, these scumbags are scamming thieves at Platinum Publishing. This is a note i received from TU:

Dear XXXXX

Some Trout Unlimited members recently received an invoice from Platinum Publishing Service located in White City, Oregon, for renewal of TROUT magazine at a cost of $79.95. This is not a legitimate invoice from Trout Unlimited. Click here to view an example of the notice in question.

TU only charges $35 per year for membership and the magazine. report these POS thieves to the cops.
Darryl
Darryl
2013-11-30 00:40:18
Unknown
I just received an invoice from "Publishers Distribution Services" with a return envelope to White City, Oregon to renew my Star Magazine subscription.

Magazine renewals always come directly from the magazine publisher itself, not a third party.  This is nothing but another scam taking Capitalism to a new low. They also sent a "renewal" to me for People Magazine a couple of years ago. They obviously get their hands on publisher mailing lists and try to skim a profit for themselves by misleading the consumer. As long as they don't claim to be "the publisher", technically they aren't breaking the law.

The "offer" says "Notice of Renewal/New Order" and the total price is $139.40. This is more than triple what I actually pay! That's your first clue that something is wrong. Just ignore any contact from these crooks.
marcia m
marcia m
2013-11-20 15:42:19
Unknown
I just received a renewal notice for Science News magazine at 3 times the magazine rate.   I just called Science News who said the company, PBC, address White City, Oregon, is fraudulent, supposedly under investigation and that Science News has received numerous complaints about it, stating that nearly all  published magazine subscriptions have been accessed.    The company has been operating for years..... so much for investigating.   The safest way to get your magazine is on the news stand.
Tamianth
Tamianth
2013-11-13 22:42:08
Unknown
Report them here:
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1
https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form1088.action
https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/

Also, anything sent in the mail also falls under the Postmasters domain. You can take the "bill" to the local Postmaster, or file a complaint here:
US Postal Service Inspectors:
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/forms/MailFraudComplaint.aspx
1-571-261-0106 1-888-265-5074 1-909-650-9121
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