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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) .


Does an “A+” rating and accreditation with the Better Business Bureau really mean what we think (or does filing a BBB complaint accomplish what we intend)??

Recommendations to check Better Business Bureau ratings to avoid scam companies and suggestions (or threats) to file BBB reports when addressing fraudulent business practices are frequently mentioned on message boards and complaint threads as the best option available to consumers.

Immediate BBB database availability does allow consumers to research complaints, business contact information, etc. Finding a specific business within the database, however, is not always easy (or possible), and there can be dilution of complaint histories, as well, with multiple BBB chapters creating different reviews for the same company or treating different P.O. Box addresses as separate businesses. (This is a handy reality in wiping the slate clean for scam companies.)

Additionally, a business’ rating may be questionable since only accredited businesses qualify for “A+” ratings, and “accreditation” is a purchased privilege subject primarily to resolving customer complaints rather than imposing ethical expectations in the first place. All of this requires us to consider every option for researching a company, and then look at the entire picture to make our assessment.

As for filing complaints, we might assume a “clean record” with the BBB is important to every business, but that may not be the case at all. Since most telemarketing purchases are impulse buys with little prospect of victims being aware of negative ratings before the fact, it is possible for a scam company to be completely unconcerned about their rating.

Filing a BBB complaint does at times provide assistance with resolving disputes, however, it will never result in any business actually being held accountable or in punitive consequences being imposed. If that is our intention, filing complaints with the Attorneys General (both your state and theirs) and the Federal Trade Commission remains the best option.

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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.