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National Business Advertising

National Business Advertising

National Business Advertising

20533 Biscayne Blvd., #186
Miami, FL 33180
BBB File Opened: 08/14/2012
Business Management
  • Mr. Francois Egberongbe
  • Mr. Robert N. Durham, Sr.
Contact Information
  • Ms. Lisa Veltri
  • Mr. Eric Winters
Business Category
  • Publishers - Directory & Guide
  • Publishers Representatives
  • Advertising Agencies & Counselors

Additional Information
  • Businesses and consumers beware: phony directory and yellow pages scams Businesses and consumers alike need to be aware of the existence of fraudulent yellow pages and phony business directory solicitations that circulate in the marketplace and ge...
  • Businesses and consumers beware: phony directory and yellow pages scams Businesses and consumers alike need to be aware of the existence of fraudulent yellow pages and phony business directory solicitations that circulate in the marketplace and generally target small to medium sized companies. The scam manifests itself in the form of solicitors calling businesses and seeking to verify the companies' names and physical locations. When businesses respond to these inquiries, the respondents frequently being secretaries, receptionists, attendants, or other personnel that likely does not have purchasing authority for their company, the callers state that they are calling to "renew" or "re-enroll" an existent yellow pages listing or advertisement. Due to the misrepresentation of the offer as being a continuation of an already existing service or business relationship, many companies or their employees are misled into accepting the alleged "renewals", assuming that this is something they have already agreed to on a prior occasion. In reality the offer is not a continuation of previously established services, as no prior consent or authorization is ever given to enroll the companies into the alleged online listings. Most of the time the listings comprise of nothing more than the business name and address, which is then placed on a little known or illegitimate website. The phony directory provider immediately sends an invoice for this service, usually in the amount of hundreds of dollars, and threatens businesses with collections or credit report damage should they dispute the charges or decline to pay. Per BBB complaints, these calls are frequently recorded for what are presumably quality control purposes, however businesses allege that when the calls are played back to them the conversations are either manipulated, altered, or taken out of context. In most cases the businesses that are targeted have no idea who the callers are or if they are legitimate, which is difficult to determine due to the solicitors intentionally identifying themselves by business names that may be very similar to names of large and well known companies, such as the Yellow Pages. The majority of the illegitimate operations are usually entities from outside of the United States, many being from Canada, that establish virtual offices or PO Box addresses to give the appearance of being local companies- which they almost never are. The BBB would like to advise business principal s to be vigilant and train their employees to recognize possible yellow pages and phony directory scams. The following red flags should act as tip offs to potential fraud: * A caller claims to be a business partner or advertising affiliate, yet asks to confirm the name and address of the company that he or she is calling. This is information they should already know and it raise a red flag. * A caller claims to be a business partner or advertising affiliate and wishes to confirm, re-enroll, or renew a contract or business deal over the phone. No confirmation or any business deal should be conducted over the phone- any business in the official capacity should be conducted in writing. * If a solicitation occurs over the phone, the employee should not encourage, agree, or disagree to any product or service unless they have explicit permission to do so. All marketing or advertising materials should be sent in writing to the appropriate department. * If a solicitation occurs over the internet or via email and the company is not one you recognize, make sure not to click on any of the links, confirmation buttons, or renewal buttons. By doing so you may be agreeing to receive or subscribe to an undesired service or listing. * When trying to identify the solicitor, make sure to verify that the address that they are claiming to be from is brick and mortar- a "suite" can easily be a PO Box or a mail forwarding company, which means that the company's representatives are concealing their true location and will not be found at the address that is advertised. * If your company falls victim to a yellow pages scam or winds up receiving an invoice for a service or product that was not authorized, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov and the BBB at bbb.org

Alternate Business Names
  • 7051620 Canada Inc.
  • Nationwide Marketing Bureau, Inc.
  • National Biz Ads
  • Yellow Business Ads

Out of Business

Out of Business

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National Business Advertising

This Business Is Not BBB Accredited

National Business Advertising

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