The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be extremely cautious on responding to Notices of Renewal for magazine subscriptions. They might look like the usual renewal notice for the magazine that you receive monthly, but be aware that it might be from an independent subscription agent. By renewing through these notices might cause a lapse in your subscription for up to 12 weeks.
A local consumer has brought his concerns to the BBB about such a notice he has received. He stated that his subscription renewal for his Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine has usually been sent to Palm Coast, Florida, but the renewal notice indicated that it should be sent to Publishers Billing Exchange in Reno, Nevada.
In reviewing the renewal notice it appears that Publishers Billing Exchanges is offering consumers to renew through them for their current magazine subscription at a very low rate. By doing so will clear the order with the publisher. The renewal notice also stated that it is only a magazine subscription offer, not a bill or an invoice and consumers are under no obligation to either buy a magazine or renew their subscription at this time.
The BBB suggest that you make sure you read and understand what you commit to when responding to such notices. Visit www.akron.bbb.org
for BBB Business Reviews.