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theNRSscam blog was created to provide general magazine subscription scam information, consumer protection resources, specific information about National Readers Service, and suggestions for dealing with magazine subscription scams.

If you have found any company's business practices to be deceptive or fraudulent, I strongly encourage you to contact your local consumer protection office and file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and Attorneys General. Feel free to link this site to any relevant discussion you encounter, help me keep my promise, and make the ability to keep doing this type of business more difficult!!

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Check out who else is checking out National Readers Service:

> December 24, 2009: Pennsylvania Attorney General opens file on National Readers Service, Pittsburgh, PA

>NRS, Pittsburgh responds to the Attorney General
> December 30, 2009: Kansas Attorney General demands trial by jury against Publisher’s Renewal Service d/b/a National Readers Service, and Treasure Coast Renewals, et al. Check out the court documents at courthousenews.com

Check out something interesting:

> Rip Off Report complaint about International Marketing Association (a.k.a., National Readers Service, et al) .


I agreed to an account and then realized I was scammed. If I just refuse to pay, can they ruin my credit?

Remember everyone’s job at this company is to scam you into an account and then do whatever is necessary to keep it open (as these "insider" magazine telemarketing scheme details show). While the threat of “ruining your credit” is a powerful tool and certainly a possibility, it is most likely they will not follow a legitimate business’ course of action by reporting you to the credit bureaus and turning your account over to an independent collection agency.

Do not be fooled into thinking that just cancelling your credit card or closing your bank account and refusing to pay will make them forget about you though. I have no doubt your account would be turned over to their internal collections department (quite possibly in the next cubicle). It will then become their job to harass you indefinitely or trick you into even another account!

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies to third party collection agencies (or may apply to in-house collections that misrepresent themselves) and imposes certain restrictions against their conduct. Questions and answers about the FDCPA can be found here.

While it is possible that you may not be able to get out of the “legally binding contract” that you have made, remember you also have a “powerful tool” … Scam companies absolutely prefer to avoid the official investigations that can come with being reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Attorneys General. If you feel a company's business practices are fraudulent report them (and tell them so). Additional complaint submission links are in the sidebar. Don’t just refuse to pay; deal with them now. Specific suggestions for attempting to resolve your dispute can be found here.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Regular monitoring allows you verify the accuracy and completeness of the information in your credit report(s), and staggering your requests from each of the three of the nationwide consumer reporting companies during a 12-month period may be a good way to handle it. There is only one place to obtain a truly free credit report www.annualcreditreport.com. (Do not be fooled by any of the companies offering one free report followed with charges for intermittent monitoring services.)   Questions and answers from the Federal Trade Commission about your free credit report can be found here.

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I'm no one special, my kid is just one of "the scammed", and I'm keeping the promise I made to National Readers Service. By the way, while I can attest to the truth of my own personal experience with National Readers Service as presented here, I cannot make the same guarantee for the other complaints and comments posted here or linked on this site. Also the suggestions offered here worked for me, the opinions I post are my own, but neither constitute legal advice. You'd have to consult a lawyer for that, of course. I hope you find something helpful here if you need it.