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Beware of MR mag. billing scam

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Posted by wjstix on Friday, August 7, 2009 1:50 PM

PBA sends me things like that all the time. Earlier this week I got two the same day, one for MR and one for some magazine on swimming or something. I think your name gets out from subscribing to different things, I subscribe to train mags and to some sports mags so I get some of both, often ones I never subscribed to. For sports, I get Sporting News bills about every other month. I think my wife sent one in for RMC (assuming I wanted it paid) which turned out to be bogus, unfortunately I ended up having to drop RMC for money reasons so it kinda hurt getting burned.

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Posted by larak on Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:40 PM

Midnight Railroader

Icefoot
Google goes out of their way to invade the privacy of residental addresses with the street view camera car

 

Photos made from the public right-of-way, ie., the street, are in no way an "invasion of privacy."

 

Maybe not by legal definition, but it is morally offensive and annoying to many of us, and it is invasive of privacy. Not all of us can afford to live on large estates or gated elite communities. The modern world literally runs on information and many brokers do not care how it is obtained.

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:38 PM

Got one today from Magazine Billing Network, PO Box 61001, Reno, NV 89506.  In red letters states Notice of Renewal / New Order.

I responded to one of these for another magazine I get and ended up with two copies for a couple of months - fortunately it was only $9.95.  I hadn't been paying close attention and thought it was the normal renewal.  Now I make sure I'm renewing with the magazine directly and dump all the other "offers".

Paul

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