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BBB warns of scam targeting small business

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Small business owners are warned of a new online scam where small companies are being charged for online ads they never placed.

The Better Business Bureau says scamers are using the Yellow Pages name to lend them credibility. BBB says small  business owners receive a call from someone representing a website, which they claim is an online version of the Yellow Pages. The caller says he is updating the directory and asks you some basic information, such as your office's address, telephone number and email. After you answer, the representative repeats the information back to you, and you confirm the listing.

A few weeks later, your office receives an invoice for several hundred dollars for an ad from the Yellow Pages online directory that you never agreed to.

The BBB also recommends if you receive such a call hang up and don't confirm any information about your company.  And be sure to file a complaint at

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