Competition Bureau Recovers Funds related to Yellow Pages Scam

  
     
April 04, 2012

On March 2, 2012 the Competition Bureau issued a press release advising that it had recovered more than $9million to be returned to affected businesses. The BBB offices in Saskatchewan and across Canada assisted providing complaint records about the on-going “Yellow Page” look-alike online directory scam.  A significant number of Saskatchewan businesses were victims of this deliberately deceptive marketing approach and may be eligible to receive a portion of the monetary proceeds.  A copy of the original press release issued by the Competition Bureau as recorded on their website is attached or it can be viewed on line at the following link.

http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03439.html

For further information businessesmay contact the Competition Bureau at:

Information Centre
Competition Bureau
Telephone: 
819-997-4282
Toll free: 
1-800-348-5358
TTY (hearing impaired):
1-800-642-3844
www.competitionbureau.gc.ca
Enquiries/Complaints

TheBBB wants to encourage Saskatchewan Businesses to report any fax or email solicitation that maybe deceptive to its offices.  Deliberate fraud targeting legitimate and trustworthy businesses is rising rapidly as perpetrators increasingly take advantage of electronic communication tools to extend their reach.  The fraud industryis now dominated by organized crime with sophisticated approaches and access to the latest technology.  The war againstfraud in the marketplace can only succeed when businesses report unscrupulous business practices and behavior in the marketplace.

 

To check the reliability of the company that is sending a sales solicitation businesses may contact the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan at (306) 352-7601, toll free at (888) 352-7601or online at www.sask.bbb.org or emailat info@bbbsask.com

 

The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Inc. isa non-profit organization funded by more than 1000 businesses throughout theprovince.

 

“The BBB…developing, encouraging and promoting

ethicalbusiness practices in the marketplace.”