WWQP Bulletin Board

Friday, May 28, 2010

magazine subscriptions

Jane, I'll be willing to bet that offer didn't even come from Quiltmaker. There is a company in Nevada that is sending those out for all sorts of sewing magazines. I got one of those, just like that, for THREADS magazine. I almost filled it out, then stopped and remembered my subscripiton to THREADS wasn't up for a couple years. THREADS even had something on their web site about these scam artists, telling us that they are not authorized representatives of the magazine.

Copy and paste this web site address (below), from THREADS magazine/Taunton Press, into your browser. You can read their 'Subscriber alert', and you'll probably see the return address of the company that sent you that subscription form:



  • At May 29, 2010 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Sorry, Doris, but they seem to have removed that warning. I copied and pasted and got the message "Issue Not Found". But thank you anyway for posting that warning.

  • At May 29, 2010 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

    Judy - How strange, when I copy & paste from my post, I get the correct page. Anyway . . . Here is the text that I copied and pasted here:

    " Have I been contacted by an unauthorized subscription agent?

    I've been contacted by a subscription agent to purchase a subscription to Threads Magazine. Is this a legitimate offer?

    We have received phone calls from subscribers to Threads Magazine informing us that they have received a "Notice of Renewal/New Order" from various subscription agents

    Threads Magazine and The Taunton Press have agreements with a small number of authorized agents to sell subscriptions.

    However, the agents listed below are not authorized to solicit renewals or new orders for Threads or any other Taunton Press publication.

    Please do not pay billing or renewal notices from:

    Publishers Billing Exchange in La Habra, CA
    Publishers Billing Association in Las Vegas, NV
    Magazine Billing Network in Reno, NV
    Subscription Billing, LLC in Tarrytown, NY
    Publisher's Distribution Services, Inc in Brea, CA
    National Magazine Services, Inc in Elmsford, NY

    Help us stop this unauthorized activity.
    If you have received a notice from one of these companies, do not pay it. Instead, contact Taunton Press Customer Service toll free at (800) 477-8727 between 9 am and 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday to verify your subscription information.

    Mail the notice to us at :
    The Taunton Press, Inc.
    Customer Service Department
    P O Box 5506
    Newtown, CT 06470-5506

    Please spread the word to other Threads subscribers! And, please accept our apology for this inconvenience."

  • At May 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Doris, I went back and tried it today and it worked. Sometimes there are mysterious gremlins out there on the internet. :-)


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