As good as I think our magazine is, it’s not worth $59.95 a year*.
A scam company is perpetrating fraud with the spurious renewal offer pictured above. Do not respond. (And please know that we are taking steps with the U.S. Postal Service and consumer agencies to address the problem and take appropriate legal action.)
Our subscription fulfillment service is Palm Coast Data (also rendered as PCD in some places), in Palm Coast, Fla. All subscription and renewal offers that come through the postal service have PCD in Palm Coast, Fla., as the return address, and e-mail offers will most often have our corporate office listed as the mailing address (10151 Carver Rd., Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242) – but the click-through will take you to the secure PCD web site. Nothing else is valid.** And the renewal rate is about a third of what the scam artists are asking.
If you receive any offers, ever, that don’t seem right (e.g. 2 years for $70 – or 2 years for $5, for that matter…because I do have to feed my cats), send me an e-mail (preferably with a scan or snapshot of the offer in question) and I’ll look into it, or get it to someone who can.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
* If you think it is worth $59.95 a year, first, thank you. Second, I’d be happy to take the additional $40 or so…mailed in a plain envelope, addressed to me in our Cincinnati office
** Note that at shows we offer special discounts and have no address on the subscription slip (because I usually make those on my computer approximately 5 minutes before the doors open and I never think to add that). But if one of the editors is standing right in front of you, it’s on the up-and-up – promise!