Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My On Crime & Security Column: Yellow-Pages Scam Artists Snag Small Businesses

The national small business web site published my latest On Crime & Security Column yesterday.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reported last week that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action against a scheme that the BBB warned businesses about last year.

At the request of the FTC, a federal judge has temporarily halted a European-based operation that allegedly bilked small businesses and nonprofit organizations out of millions of dollars by deceiving them into ordering and then paying for unwanted listings in online business directories. The FTC is seeking to stop the illegal practices permanently and to require that the defendants reimburse their victims.

You can read the rest of my my piece via the below link: 

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