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Business Directory Scams

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We hear they are at it again (or even still), so put your shields up – and alert anyone who answers the telephone for your business.

FTC Sues to Halt Three Cross-Border Business Directory Scams

The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to halt the illegal operations of three telemarketing boiler rooms in Montreal, Canada. The agency alleged that the telemarketers bilked thousands of small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses and non-profits, including churches, schools, and charities, out of millions of dollars by deceiving them into paying for listings they never ordered in worthless business directories….” (link to FTC story)

Sample Better Business Bureau scam warnings here and here.