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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) .


Shouldn’t we hold ourselves accountable too?

I spent the last years of my mother’s life vigilant and unnecessarily worried that she would fall into some type of scam, but yet I did nothing intentional to prepare my daughter for recognizing and dealing with that very same possibility. Why? … It really never occurred to me. Had I known college students are as prime a target as the elderly, I certainly would have had those conversations with her before the fact.

Scammers are good at what they do (or at least the good ones are). They can be charming and friendly. They know how to use our human nature to their advantage. They are certainly creative and imaginative. Without something working in our favor they could hook us every time.

So what gives us the ability to avoid their “fabulous offers”?
  • Prepare before the fact… There is a wealth of information out there, but we generally don’t look for (or find) it until something has already happened. I have no doubt now that preparing our children to be defensive consumers as adults must be an intentional lesson.
  • Look out for those we love … There will be opportunities to potentially save someone we know from learning our lesson the hard way. My motivation to create theNRSscam blog was to offer “my lesson” to anyone visiting.
  • Think of future victims … Reporting business practices that you believe to be fraudulent is the ultimate consumer power. Remember our collective voice speaks loudest.
Thanks for visiting theNRSscam blog. Hope something here is helpful.
Good luck to all of us!! D/
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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.