Received another one of those “Notice Of Renewal/New Order” forms in the mail recently.
It looks like this:
This time, the address is in Carlsbad, California. Checking with the San Diego Better Business Bureau, we find that National Publishing Billing Services has a D+ rating.
In addition, checking with the California Secretary of State, there is no listing for National Publishing Billing Services as a limited liability corporation. Of course, they could have filed for their corporate status in another state.
The address given for National Publishing Billing Service is 6965 El Camino Road, Suite 105-192, Carlsbad, CA 92009.
6965 El Camino Road, Suite 105 is a UPS store. Number 192, is probably a box number.
The email address given is firstname.lastname@example.org. Most legitimate businesses have their own internet domain name (nationalpublicationsvc.com shows as an expired domain name) A company that can’t seem to afford to create their own website and chooses to use a free yahoo.com email address may indicate a problem.
And, finally, the telephone number given, (760) 561-1459 is somewhat suspicious as the 561 prefix is for Adelanto, CA which is over 100 miles away from Carlesbad, CA.
These billing/renewal scams all send out very similar mailings. Your best bet is to just toss anything that looks like the above in the trash.