"Fake" invoices for subscription to Genome Research
inglis at cshl.org
Tue Oct 10 10:22:13 EST 1995
You got one copy of GR as part of a general mailing we did to the
genome community. You got another because you specifically requested one.
When individuals ask for a journal sample, we reckon they're not indifferent
to the idea of subscribing and, yes, we provide the paperwork to help them
We also do it because when the returned invoice alerts our computer
system to the fact that this customer already exists in the database and
shouldn't be re-entered, to avoid duplicate mailings. In your case, this
would prevent your appearance in the system three times, since we already
have two different name/address configurations.
If the invoice is not returned, it is automatically cancelled. No
payment is required and no further correspondence is sent.
This has been our practice for several years and has caused no
problems that we're aware of. We deal with 5000 visitors a year to the Lab,
many more at 8 or 9 meetings exhibits and countless numbers through phone,
fax and email. If we've trapped any unwary or unthinking scientists out
there, do let me know!
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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