All of the following Companies (I think they are other DBA’s of Publishers Renewal Service Co) appear to have the following address. They are also associated with the 800-456-6565
phone number (see previous comments posted here that list that number).
350 E Street, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, California 95440
This is a phone number at that address.
Magazine Publishers Service
America's Choice Readers Service
Discount Savings Club
Healthcare Savings Plan 2
International Magazine Service of NO
Smart Shopper Savings
The Company is called PERIODICAL SERVICE, and this ia a major scam. If you have the time read below.
I have unfortunately been a victim of a scam from this company. If you're familiar with the online game "Yoville" from Facebook, you would know about the so-called "YoCash" and the ways you can earn it if you don't want to use real money. When attempting to obtain this Yocash, I searched through the list of online offers. I came across an offer of 3 magazine subscriptions for only $1.98 for a total of 2 months. If I did not want to continue all I'd have to do is write Cancel on the bill, or call 1-800-422-5696
and that would take care of it. Otherwise, my credit card would be charged the full amount of $89.98 to cover a full year of 3 magazines of my choice.
What's the scam? It's not as easy as it sounds.
When you call 1-800-422-5696
you're then asked to call 1-800-456-6565
to speak to someone, when you do that, be prepared to be on hold for at least 30-40 minutes. After doing so someone finally answered, only to tell me they had no idea what offer I was talking about, and that they have never offered a trial for free magazines. I told them my CC had already been charged the initial amount of $1.98 from Periodical Service, so there's someone that knows about this offer. I was put on hold and was asked to provide my Member Account Number (I thought they didn't know what I was referring to) this number is shown in the confirmation page that prints out after you sign up. With this number the representative was able to find my account and proceeded to remove me from this offer so I wouldn't be charged. I called to next day to confirm this and the new representative, once again, did not know anything about this offer and in fact couldn't find any information with the account number I was given. After I told him that my bank will now neglect future payments for fraud purposes my information magically appeared and he notified me there was no record I had previously cancelled. He then entered my information and removed me from the list. When I asked to receive this information in writing, he instructed me to write a letter to his supervisor Jessica Richards and that I should fax it to 913-248-0727
. I did and I've waiting for this Jessica to get back to me with the written notification.
So PLEASE learn from my huge mistake. Do not sign up for any of these online offers. And if you're trying to obtain Yocash from the game Yoville do not sign up with any offer, specially this one. I will continue to insist calling Ms. Jessica Richards until I receive a written confirmation. Hopefully this will resolve the problem and my account will not be charged the $89.98
keep getting calls from this #
somoone called from this number, I pretended to be someoone else. They were pushy and rude. They said it was a "courtesy call" but they were not very courteous. They would not answer questions.
calls 2 times a day , 2 times a week. They hang up as soon as you answre. We called back and a recording mentions a "renewal" of some sort and gives 2 800 #s to call....very annoying!
tracey cloyd May 10th, 2008
Ticking me Off!!!! Has anyone found a way to stop them from calling?
some called from this number and it seems as if they are a publishing/magazine renewal company.
This is a solicitation for magazine subscriptions...I called it back and was directed to call 800-255-2557
for assistance...it was an automated line explaining the calls were to sell magazines. Directions were to press 1 if interested, 2 if not interested, or 3 to be added to their DNC list. I selected 3, as was told the list updates every 24 hours. It is a crappy solicitation, but their automated number appears to have fixed any further calling.
They call my number numerous times a day. They will not answer when you pick up the phone & then when you don't answer they let it go to voice mmail but leave no message. I wish I could find out who they are & make them stop!!!!
I got a call about being some finalist in their sweepstakes. I've never even heard of this company. Bullshit, seriously.
I answered today. Jessica Williams claimed I was a finalist for Publisher's Sweepstakes. She could not give me the address or phone # of Publisher's Sweepstakes. She said that she works for Reader's Service of America. I told her to put me on their do not call list, and she said she would.
called twice on cell within three hours look at message thread to see source
He calls me 2 to 3 times in a day, Asks for someone and hangs up on the phone. Please help me to stop him from calling me. Its making me crazy now.
Called today, left no message. I called the 800 number listed above 800-255-2557
) and removed my number from their list. Thought this type of bs was not supposed to happen with the "Do Not Call List".
they called me and said I was in the final five to win a million dllars
they have called twice, claming that I have been entered into a million dollar sweepstakes. last time I just hung up.
by the way, thank you to sara for the link to the do not call list
After having been called several times, I finally did answer and listen to these people. They are trying to rip you off. These same people caught my sister up in a lengthy mess just a few years ago. They offer you several magazienes to try for free & offer to put your name in for a sweepstakes type drawing. Then they ask you for a credit card #. They claim that you will be charged once, should you decide to cancel the magazienes after the free trial, you may, at "no risk". Bull! They will continue to bill your credit card month after month & then it is nearly impossible to get a human being on the phone w/ this outfit.
They just called out of the blue at 5:38 p.m. I did what I always do when I get an unknown call, ignore, especially if it has an area code that I'm not familiar with as I don't want any long distance charges on my account. I just put myself on the do not call registry, if they call again next month, they should be expecting a nice fine... HA HA!
I think its a scam the other day I received a call from this place about 3 times so far. I picked up this time... told them I was at work. They want to ask survey questions and then try to get your credit card number.
They keep calling me ... i don't know who they are!!! Help me to find out who is calling
They called twice already...I sent them to Voicemail
Did intellus report and phone is listed under what follows:
Background Report 15730 W 65TH ST
SHAWNEE, KS 66217
PHONE TYPE: Residential
CARRIER: Southwestern Bell
I just got a call from this number yesterday. If you get a call from here, ask to be put on their do not call list. If you already are on the national do not call list (http://www.donotcall.gov) or they call back they may be subject to a fine of up to $11,000. Make sure to contact your state's attorney general and keep track of as much information as you can, such as when they called, who you talked to, when you asked to be put on the do not call list. Get these people to stop, and the only way to do that is to make it more expensive than profitable.
I got a call from 913-248-1105 number on 02/29/2008 and the man on the other end said that I have been put in for a million dollar sweekstakes. I asked him what sweepstakes since I never enter my name for them, and the man said it was publishers clearing house. I never new that that PCH calls you to telll you have been entered into a sweepstakes. I hope they have fun finding me since I have a PO box for all my mail. I entered the phone number in my cellphone so I will see the number come up and not answer it again.
kross0072000 Mar 03rd, 2008
Called 3 times this week. left no message
They have been calling me everyday this week, no1 is there when i answer and no answer when i call back.. this number is in KANSAS .. FOR FUCK SAKE!! IM CHANGING MY NUMBER RIGHT NOW OR TURNING OFF MY SERVICE
When they called me they told me I was entered and a finalist for a million dollors. I told them to give it to the poor. Right when I said that I heard someone in the background say "THE POOR"? It was not the person I was talking to on the phone. This is a scam!!! Report this number to your local and state offices.
GOD BLESS US ALL,
Myspace: Godspace By Soonermanny
These people have been calling my personal line for months now im sick of it
Called me at 11:18 am on Sunday February 03 2008. It was someone named Amy. She was talking about a magazine subscription for 60 months that i had and that I would pay only 3.95 a week for that. I don't have a clue what she is talking about. She also promised me a free gift. She asked about my credit or debit card and I then hung up. This is crazy. I am getting this call 7 days a week!!! Who are these people. And she had the nerve to be eatting on the phone. This is bullshit. She even knows my address. What the hell???
I got more than one call from these people saying I was entered into publishers sweeptakes....never heard of that before but I have heard of publisher's clearing house sweepstakes.
this is some type of marketing ...i'm guessing
Called me many times and never left a message.
Keith Dubon Jan 22nd, 2008
They called me and told me they were with the credit card companies. And they where entering me into their sweepstakes to win $25,000. Called me day one from an unavailable number. Day two from this number and asked for my age, gender, birth day, what credit card I was with, and address. Then they wanted me to subscribe to 1 magazine for $3.95 for years worth of Marie Claire and some other Bull Sh** Of course it took by this time realize where this was going next and I told them I don't have any money and will not give out my credit card. I then got worried because they now know what type of card I had but I didn't give any numbers out thank God and I gave a fake age.
I got a call from this number on a sunday am while I am at work. I didn't have time to answer. I have friends all over the states so I thought it was one of them. When I couldn't find anybody that matched that number, I googled the number and came up with this. Now I'm glad I did. Plz put my name on the "Do Not Call" list next...Ugh!
This number has called my cell twice today once at 10:30am and once just now at 4:32pm.. I didnt answer and they didnt leave a message..
i forwarded all of my spam mail to them for the past day until they blocked me. maybe everyone should do that and after you get blocked get a new email id and keep it up. maybe they'll get the message!
I got this call this morning while I was at work. I think its BS that these stupid, lazy people can sit around and try to steal money and info from innocent people who bust their humps making an honest living. I think they should get off their asses and try to get a respectable living.
this number kept calling this week and i already got 3 calls from him today within an 8 hour period.
Hung up on me three times on Thanksgiving. Called back and it is some publishing company.
This number KEEPS calling my cell phone. They are a publishing company and they hang up on you immediately.
publisher (something) to get you to purchase magazines - very annoying, will keep calling and never leave a message. no matter how many times you say no - they will still continue to call.
I called the number back and it referred me to 1-800-255-2557
. Their voice mail refers to magazine sales and renewals. I thought the stuff was prohibited after I place my number on the DO NOT CALL sales list. So let's do it again!
Roger Zubarik Nov 26th, 2007
called 4 times in the last 2 days- no message
i got a call from this number within 12 hours of trying one of those get a free ps3 things you see, I signed up to see all what you had to do and it was allot so i never did any thing, but i did use my work number so now they are calling my office all the time LOL,
they called 10 times it showed up as unlisted then they called withthe number 913-248-1105 some guy was asking me to check my credit card numbers and then he said hold on my moms just finishing up blowing me so I hung up on him
these people call 12-14 times a day...finally had it...acted like i could not hear them and then waited a few seconds and screamed at the top of my lungs! bastards...FUCK THESE PEOPLE! I SIGHED UP FOR A TRAGET GIFT CARD ON LINE AND IMMEDIATLY THIS STARTED. TARGET DEPT. STORE SELLS THE INFO. SO FUCK THEM TOO!!!!!!!!!!
ive got 3 calls from this # today all hung up when i answered who r these people
It's my fault they got my number. I did one of those free offer things and accidentally plugged in my cell # instead of a fake one. Now the phone calls have begun. They also tried calling from an 866 # that's busy if you try to call it back.
Called but I did not answer but I believe this is the same person who has been calling my cell number over and over often times more than 6 times in one day. Once I let my husband answer and it was something about "publishing" and she want to speak with me and hung up. What a pain in the a$$. Can these people be stopped???
i got a call from this number creppy
They call to 'give' you magazines because 'you have done business with their marketing dept. in the past, but they failed to send you your 4 complimentary magazines for the next 48 or 60 months and they would also like to offer you a free gift'. THEN they inform you that there is a small service charge of $4.00 per week and want your credit card information to charge it for 6 months of the charge at a time. Unless you give them your card information (which I wouldn't advise)you never receive the free gift.....of course, I can't guarantee that you would receive the gift if you did give them the info.
I got in the guy's face today and informed them that they had called me over 8 times in 2 months with the same exact line - right down to the 'The service rep is new, so I apologize if he/she mislead you in any way'. The guy claimed that they hadn't called me, but it may have been another company. I then informed him that I didn't appreciate them bothering me at work to offer me 'complimentary' magazines and then asking me to pay $208 in service charges for the privilege and told him that I would subscribe to the magazines if I wanted them. He got extremely upset and said 'So, you are willing to pay over $8/month per magazine.....' at which point I told him not to call me again and hung up.
I reported them to our in-house legal dept. for harassing calls, which my company doesn't take kindly to.
Called today left a massage saying "Hi Cindy" than a bunch of people talking in the background. I never gave my phone number or name to anyone. Kinda creepy
They have been calling me constantly over the past week. They never leave a message. I want it to stop
i never knew this site existed and to top it off, didn't know so many people got the same call from this number. They've called me three times in the past 2 hours!!!
First time they called. Left no message.
I took a call 2 wks ago on my cell and Asked not to call back. I got another one today on my cell again. Didn't take call and they left no message
They call many times a day. Will not leave a message.
They call me all the time.
think i know what's going on. if you've recently entered publishers clearing house that may be the problem. report to your state attorney general. that is the only company i've given my number to in the last few days. don't believe them when they say magazine order not needed to enter. THEY LIE!!!!!!
called 2 times in 2 days. no name no message.
Calling back there is a recording giving another 800 number. Call that number and they will take you off the list
Thanks to whomever left the email addy for this place. I have received two calls from this place just yesterday and I just emailed them after finding this site. SO I can hope it works.
I've had 6 missed calls on my cell phone in the last 2 days, but they don't leave a message. Very annoying.
meterious call. no answer
Called like 6 times in the last 3 days and would never leave a message. Called the number and a machine picked up as said it was the Publishers Renewal Line and to call 1-800-255-2557
Why is the most current at the bottom? I have no idea but if you scrolled down here good for you cause I got the information.
Did they hang up on you? Are you male? or maybe you're over the age of... lets say 30? That is why. They pray on young females mostly because "we're the stupid ones" they'll ask to verify age and status like single or married. My friend was bored and let them talk but in the end they asked to "verify" my credit card number and expiration date. They weren't even trying to sell me anything just scam my numbers away. She yelled at them and hung up but my phone just rang off the hook for an hour.
So my suggestion. Go to https://www.donotcall.gov and register your cell phone number now! It will prevent them from calling in the future and if they do you can report it to the government and you'll at least have some legal rights to the situation.
Got this call for the first time today on my husbands cell. When I answered nothing was said and they hung up. I googled the number and found this list. I hope this doesn't continue!
I got my first call today. All I wanted to do was type in the number in Google and see what area it was from. I wasn't expecting to find this.
they called me back from a nother number
they called my cellphone trying yo sell me magazines for $15.00 a month rip off
Received 3 calls from this number that were missed. One I answered and the caller hung uo.
stop calling my phone, it's everyday for the past week ENOUGH!!!!!!!!
913-(248-1105)-817-(440-1032) 831-(303-2704) i get this cell everday .3 4 times but i do't know who's cell me
will not leave a message
call and call
derrick odom Aug 06th, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas. I received two calls from this number today, and I didn't pick up either time.
called didn't leave a message
YEAH FUCK THEM! YOU SAID IT SPYGLASS! YOU'RE MY IDOL! FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL 800-938-8487
FUCK MILLENIUM MARKETING!
ive gotten this number various times my caller id says millenium mkgt i googled it and compared numbers but couldnt figure anything out also they have reached my cell phone as well i got a call from this number today around 10-12 times
STOP CALLING ME is what i put at this number when it shows on my CELL PHONE I am SSSSSOOOOOOOOO sick of these calls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I live Nebraska where are they calling from !
I just got a call on my cell. no message and when I call back no answer. Numerous calls from this number and unable to block. Highly irritating. I agree with Ted! These people are a pain in the XYZ!!!
Called 12:14 on 7/25/07. No message. Suspect its no good.
I called the number and it is a recording that says "If you have recived a call on your caller ID please Call this number" and it gives you a 1-800 number try to call it.
they have called my cell several times. when i answered a lady asked for my husband (by his first name) when i told her he was unavailable and asked to take she a message she got rude and told me she'd call back. when we tried to return the call we got a busy tone.
This is ridiculous. I had seen this number calling a few times and finally I answered cause I wanted to know who was calling me. They asked for my name and I said who is this and I don't remember what they guy said but I wasn't interested. They still keep calling though. So I decided to google and I got this site (I love the internet).
I also think this same company has called before because about a month ago offering free magazines, free gas card, and a free watch. Then I was transferred to some dude who started asking me for my CC no. and I was like hell to the naw. The guy was really arrogant and actually hung up on me!! Bastard.
on average this number calls about 6 or 7 times a day,i'd hate to change my number after 7 yrs.
This number calls me all the time and I just hang up or not answer
when i called back it said something about a publishing company now it won't pick up.
They called me 6 times today. I picked up and they hung up.
This people has called many times and would not stop, how can they get a cell number?? I asked them to stop but... they keep on calling.