I subscribe to Money magazine through Magshop.
I renewed my subscription last November. In April, I received my renewal notice for next November, some 7 months too early !!! Had I not kept track, I would have simply paid the account rather than checked how early it was.
I wrote to Magshop and asked why I was receiving a renewal notice, and they said "Kindly disregard that letter for the reason that your subscription is paid up until November 2018 issue and we will send you renewal letters 3 months, 2 months and a month before it expires.
Clearly, Magshop is trying to fool customers into believing their accounts are due for payment. However, billing them even 3 months, 2 months and 1 month ahead of the renewal date is simply immoral.
I have asked them why one would do that (even though we all know the answer), but this is such a scam and a trap for the unwary.
I'm sure if our other regular suppliers such as Gas, Electricity and other services were to bill us so far in advance and repeatedly, there would be an outcry!