cautioning business owners about deceptive solicitations from companies using the “Yellow Pages” name and the “walking fingers” logo associated with local telephone directories. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has commenced legal action against one entity that engaged in this scam by making telephone calls to business purporting to update contact information or confirm directory listings, and a federal judge has frozen the assets of the defendants.

Since the “Yellow Pages” name and “walking fingers” logo are not protected by law, any person can use them to imitate legitimate telephone directories. In addition to telephone calls, these companies may send or fax materials that appear to be directory listing confirmations for local white or yellow pages but are in fact solicitations for private website listings that typically cost hundreds of dollars.

Business owners and individuals deceived by these solicitations have lodged thousands of complaints with the FTC, but it appears that numerous other entities are continuing to engage in similar deceptive solicitations. Such entities may claim to have an existing business relationship with the business or seek merely to confirm an existing business listing. Responding to these solicitations can cost hundreds of dollars for the website listing plus more in interest, late fees, legal fees, and damage to credit ratings.

Example of Scam Mailing

If you have responded to a Yellow Pages solicitation and have been charged for listings, contact Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss your legal claim.

"> cautioning business owners about deceptive solicitations from companies using the “Yellow Pages” name and the “walking fingers” logo associated with local telephone directories. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has commenced legal action against one entity that engaged in this scam by making telephone calls to business purporting to update contact information or confirm directory listings, and a federal judge has frozen the assets of the defendants.

Since the “Yellow Pages” name and “walking fingers” logo are not protected by law, any person can use them to imitate legitimate telephone directories. In addition to telephone calls, these companies may send or fax materials that appear to be directory listing confirmations for local white or yellow pages but are in fact solicitations for private website listings that typically cost hundreds of dollars.

Business owners and individuals deceived by these solicitations have lodged thousands of complaints with the FTC, but it appears that numerous other entities are continuing to engage in similar deceptive solicitations. Such entities may claim to have an existing business relationship with the business or seek merely to confirm an existing business listing. Responding to these solicitations can cost hundreds of dollars for the website listing plus more in interest, late fees, legal fees, and damage to credit ratings.

Example of Scam Mailing

If you have responded to a Yellow Pages solicitation and have been charged for listings, contact Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss your legal claim.

"/> cautioning business owners about deceptive solicitations from companies using the “Yellow Pages” name and the “walking fingers” logo associated with local telephone directories. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has commenced legal action against one entity that engaged in this scam by making telephone calls to business purporting to update contact information or confirm directory listings, and a federal judge has frozen the assets of the defendants.

Since the “Yellow Pages” name and “walking fingers” logo are not protected by law, any person can use them to imitate legitimate telephone directories. In addition to telephone calls, these companies may send or fax materials that appear to be directory listing confirmations for local white or yellow pages but are in fact solicitations for private website listings that typically cost hundreds of dollars.

Business owners and individuals deceived by these solicitations have lodged thousands of complaints with the FTC, but it appears that numerous other entities are continuing to engage in similar deceptive solicitations. Such entities may claim to have an existing business relationship with the business or seek merely to confirm an existing business listing. Responding to these solicitations can cost hundreds of dollars for the website listing plus more in interest, late fees, legal fees, and damage to credit ratings.

Example of Scam Mailing

If you have responded to a Yellow Pages solicitation and have been charged for listings, contact Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss your legal claim.

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Scam Alert - Yellow Pages Directory

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning business owners about deceptive solicitations from companies using the “Yellow Pages” name and the “walking fingers” logo associated with local telephone directories. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has commenced legal action against one entity that engaged in this scam by making telephone calls to business purporting to update contact information or confirm directory listings, and a federal judge has frozen the assets of the defendants.

Since the “Yellow Pages” name and “walking fingers” logo are not protected by law, any person can use them to imitate legitimate telephone directories. In addition to telephone calls, these companies may send or fax materials that appear to be directory listing confirmations for local white or yellow pages but are in fact solicitations for private website listings that typically cost hundreds of dollars.

Business owners and individuals deceived by these solicitations have lodged thousands of complaints with the FTC, but it appears that numerous other entities are continuing to engage in similar deceptive solicitations. Such entities may claim to have an existing business relationship with the business or seek merely to confirm an existing business listing. Responding to these solicitations can cost hundreds of dollars for the website listing plus more in interest, late fees, legal fees, and damage to credit ratings.

Example of Scam Mailing

If you have responded to a Yellow Pages solicitation and have been charged for listings, contact Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss your legal claim.

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