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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) .


Why are so many college students getting scammed?

I didn’t learn what prime scam targets college students are until after my daughter’s experience with National Readers Service. It is impossible to miss the number of college students among the complainants on messages boards, consumer sites and even here on theNRSscam blog. MANY of the visitors to this site hail from college ISPs. So what’s the deal? Why are so many college students getting scammed?

College age consumers are the perfect prospects. They have money to spend, may be unwary of fraudulent solicitation tactics, and their contact information is readily available in many cases. On-line purchases, contest registrations, warranty registration cards, or ANY other sharing of contact information will likely end up in a database. These contact databases, even college directories in some cases, can be sold several times over. Many companies sell lists of college student marketing prospects numbering in the millions such as the example shown here. This is to say nothing of ending up on a telemarketing “sucker list” if you actually fall victim to a scam.

How can this trend be reversed? Protect yourselves by recognizing and avoiding scams. Limit unwanted, unsolicited marketing contact by minimizing the amount of personal information that you share period. Register on the national DNC list and “opt out” through the Direct Marketing Association or other organizations. If you find yourself having to deal with a fraudulent business, know where to get help and how to report them. And finally, tell your friends what you’ve learned. You’ll be surprised how many are just as unsuspecting as you were.

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.