Originally Posted by DRFerron
I don't respond to any magazine subscription request that arrives via regular mail. At least five of the numerous magazines I subscribe to have notified subscribers of scam renewal requests being mailed by companies that have nothing at all to do with the magazines. They print letters and official looking return envelopes that contain the magazine logo and it is hard to tell the difference.
Long before there were Nigerian email frauds there were the "invoices in the guise of solicitations" frauds.
USPS and Canada Post Corporation regulations ban the mailing of "invoices in the guise of solicitations". The direct marketing associations in both countries would kick out any member who mailed these phony invoices.
Prosecution is unfortunately rare...by the time someone complains and the authorities investigate the perpetrator has packed up and absconded with the money.