Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning local businesses to beware of a yellow page directory invoice being faxed and mailed to area businesses.
BBB received several calls from local businesses who received faxes or mailers from multiple yellow page directory companies. The correspondence asks businesses to verify their company information.
The official-looking verification form shows the company’s basic contact information and touts the image of fingers flipping through the phone book. However, the verification form is not from any local yellow page phone directory but for a national online directory.
Businesses beware: the mailer is not a bill, but if you fill it out you may be contacted by someone who will try and collect money from you.
- Make sure to designate a single person within your business to handle such matters. The will be aware of any and all directory listings your company is placing and when they renew.
- If you have filled out this form, make sure you contact the company immediately to cancel.
- Be sure to read all small print on any form or contract you sign for your business.
- Many fraudulent or scam companies will use similar names or logos of known companies. Be sure you are dealing with the company you think you’re dealing with.