Friday, 29 October 2010

Warning - the "World Business Guide"

Exactly the same as last year but an email arrived today:
"Ladies and Gentlemen.

In order to have your company inserted in the registry of World Businesses
for 2011/2012 edition, please print, complete and submit the enclosed
form (PDF file) to the following address:

P.O. BOX 3079

FAX: +31 (20) 203-1129

Updating is free of charge!"
Note that last line: "Updating is free of charge".  Updating might be free but the initial entry in this stupid "Guide" is certainly not.  When you sign the form and send it over you'll probably not notice the clause that says:
"The price per year is Euro 995. The subscription will be automatically extended every year for another year unless specific written notice is received by the service provider or the subscriber two months before the expiration of the subscription."
This is a scam and I'm not the only one who thinks so. There are web sites devoted to exposing the scam, there's a Facebook Group, and loads of comments all over the internet suggesting they are crooks.


Anonymous said...

Anyone know how to stop getting the emails? They send them approx 2 times a week, if not more.

Richard Harriman said...

I don't think you can stop them but don't even try. Their threats are worthless and nothing to worry about.