Sep 302009
 

Yesterday I got an spam email from a rather official looking Yellow Page entity with the Title ” Validate your Internet Listing”.  They made their Ad and Invoice look as much like major Yellow Pages but with a little investigation I do not believe that they are part of any of the major Yellow Page distributors.  I could be wrong, but this is just the secondary reason for this post.

The main reason is that they want $399.00 to be listing in their Electronic Yellow Pages.  At best this is a poor verison of what you can get on any of the major search engines for free.  So be wary of anything like this..  And believe me when I say that spending $400 with them will not ” Validate your Internet Listing”.

Here is the Email and PDF I recieved:

Invoice for YellowGoesGreen

Dear Customer:

Please verify your ACTUAL LISTING by printing and completing the attached form.

FAX THE COMPLETED FORM TO: XXXXXX

Please make payment by check or credit card as listed on the form.

Return the stub and payment to the following address:

Yellow Goes Green!! (save a tree).

We have taken the phone book out of the desk drawer and placed it on the desktop! We offer a dynamic and interactive product that can be quickly and easily accessed by you and your customers.

We have eliminated what advertisers do not like about the printed Yellow Pages books, and we are far less expensive. Because we do not bear the expense of ink, paper, binding, and distribution, we can pass the savings on to you!

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