USA Today Exposes Yellow Pages .NET Money Scam
Beware of Yellow Pages .NET Listing Calls
Being an agency, we are contacted on a regular basis by 3rd party listing services wanting to have our clients subscribe to the services they offer. Unfortunately, because most are scams we are always suspicious of such calls and should we find out that a particular solicitation is a scam, we make it a habit of notifying our clients and doing our best to inform the general public so that they too can avoid such scams.
While reading the morning news online, we came across an article from USA Today titled “Six simple words could cost you hundreds”. After reading through the article, we found that a “company” posing as the Yellow Pages has created an elaborate scam where they actually call businesses and tell them they are updating their listings on the Yellow Pages .NET and ask that they simply verify the information they have on file. Then a few months go by and the business gets billed hundreds of dollars for a service they never signed up for.
When that business then tries to dispute the service, the scammers then playback a recorded, spliced version of the conversation they had initially when asking the business to “update their information”. The spliced version makes it appear as though the business is agreeing to pay for the subscription. The so-called subscription actually provided no valuable service to anyone which makes it even that much more despicable.
These days, there are just no limits for scammers trying to deceive honest businesses out of their hard earned money and we think it is absolutely deplorable. Please pass this article on to your fellow business owners so that they too can avoid such a scam.
For the full story, click here to view the video article on USA Today’s website.