The following is an email from Hodgepodge reader.
"I recently paid a company for a magazine subscription which I have. I discovered that it was a scam; I had already paid for that subscription some time earlier and neglected to double check. The form they sent had all the right info on it, looked very official. When I contacted the company which sends out my magazine they told me it was a scam and I should take my part of the form to the Post Office.
Yesterday I received another notice of renewal which I knew was a scam but it's for a magazine I don't even subscribe to!
The company that sends these out is called MAGAZINE PAYMENT SERVICES, their address is MPS, PO Box 2489, White City, OR 97503 or online: email@example.com.
All your readers should be aware of this scam. I don't know what it takes to shut them down but I hope someone does."