Another scam has been exposed. This time, however, the company being targeted by scammers is heading the criminals off at the pass.
People subscribed to The Wall Street Journal or Barron's Magazine have been receiving fraudulent mailings. According to a press release, the mailings looked like this:
We have identified a company that to the best of our knowledge purports to do business on behalf of The Wall Street Journal and Barron's Magazine using various names, including National Magazine Services, Orbital Publishing and Publisher's Billing Exchange. It sends out deceptive notices, styled as a "Renewal Notice/New Order," that misleadingly suggest it has a relationship to The Wall Street Journal or Barron's Magazine. The notices instruct the recipient to send payment to a P.O. Box on Lemmon Drive in Reno, Nevada, a P.O. Box in White City, Oregon, or 850 S Boulder Hwy in Henderson, Nevada.