ALERT Fraudulent subscription offers are increasing

Dear readers,

Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to The Artist’s Magazine and/or The Pastel Journal. Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves as The Artist’s Magazine and/or The Pastel Journal, asking for a check or credit card number to renew your subscription. They take your money but cannot deliver the subscription.

These simple guidelines can help you avoid becoming a victim:

• Before renewing, check your mailing label. You’ll find your expiration date at the end of the line above your name (highlighted in the example below).  If your subscription is not close to expiring and you receive a phone call asking for your renewal, it is most likely fraudulent.

 

• Look carefully at mail requests. We will never ask you to write a check to anyone other than The Artist’s Magazine or The Pastel Journal, and our mailing address on the return envelope should be to P.O. Boxes in Palm Coast, Fla., with these specific zip codes:

 

For The Artist’s Magazine
P.O. Box 421373, Zip 32142-7117;
P.O. Box 421374, Zip 32142-7119; and
P.O. Box 421376, Zip 32142-1376

For The Pastel Journal
P.O. Box 421409, Zip 32142-9606;
P.O. Box 421410, Zip 32142-9727; and
P.O. Box 421412, Zip 32142-1412

• If you are uncertain about any offer you receive, simply phone us at 1-386-246-3370 for The Artist’s Magazine, or 1-386-246-3368 for The Pastel Journal. Orders placed through this number are secure. Or you can go online and place your order at www.artistsnetwork.com/magazines.

We sincerely appreciate having you as a faithful reader and we are eager to help make the experience of subscribing to The Artist’s Magazine and The Pastel Journal pleasurable. Thank you for your loyalty.