Possible Scam: MBN / ABDI Magazine Billing Network

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by pimentoLoaf, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    Got a bizarre letter from some company without an internet URL calling themselves MBN or Magazine Billing Network. The envelope is non-descript save for the address of ABDI, which also lacks any URL. I checked Google, and nothing matches up.

    Why call it a scam? They want $14.95 for a years subscription to MacAddict.

    MacAddict calls itself something else now.

    Anyone else get a subscription notice from these people? Are the prices actually discounts? Do the actual magazines hire them as intermediaries?
     
  2. WindowsAddict macrumors newbie

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    MBN Scam

    I got a letter from Magazine Billing Network too with a subscription offer for Dr DObbs Journal. For a two years subscription they were asking for $56.97. Subscribing directly using the magazine website cost me 24 bucks (or $12 per year). Probably they are trying to become the man in the middle and just collect the difference in price.
     

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