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California AG issues consumer alert over fake newspaper bills
California AG issues consumer alert over fake newspaper bills

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert Friday warning Golden State residents about fake newspaper subscription mailings, a recent scam involving several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. Dozens of publications nationwide have been targeted by the scam, including the Sacramento Bee, the Arizona Republic and the Wall Street Journal. The same fake forms are mailed under a variety of names -- including "Publishers Distribution Services," "Associated Publishers Network" or "Readers Payment Service" -- and list addresses in Oregon or Nevada to send payments. The mailings often offer a renewal rate much greater than...

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