Scam – Validate Your Internet Listing Yellow PagesUSA (Yellow Pages USA)

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Posted by Mr Spamalicious | Posted in Buyer Beware Spam - Email Come Ons for Vague Products and Services, Miscellaneous Spam - Spam That Defies Categorization | Posted on 12-18-2010

Made to look like an invoice for a service you already have, Yellow PagesUSA (Yellow Pages USA ) has been scamming people for years. If you get this, you don’t really have a listing with them to renew, and you wouldn’t want to if you did. Desperate attempt to make you think they are the same company that distributes the big yellow book to your house. Expensive and useless. Avoid at costs. I also recommend not paying for any internet “yellow” listing regardless of the company. The business model is a dinosaur that is dying off fast. It was barely relevant ten years ago and even less so  now. Promote your business through a Google Places listing, a Yelp! business profile, Facebook page, Craigslist or your own website instead. Here’s the PDF invoice they send out.

Dear Customer:

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

FAX THE COMPLETED FORM TO: 843-282-0035
Please make payment by check or credit card as listed on the form.

Return the stub and payment to the following address.

Yellow PagesUSA Corp.
391 NW 179th Ave
Aloha, OR 97006

Save Trees and Money!!
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!

Phone: 843-282-0301
Fax: 843-282-0035
Email: info@yellowpagesusa.com
Website: www.yellowpagesusa.com

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE ANY FUTURE EMAILS FROM OUR COMPANY,
PLEASE REPLY TO: unsubscribe@yellowpagesusa.com
Removal requests sent to above address will be honored and respected

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Scam - Validate Your Internet Listing Yellow PagesUSA (Yellow Pages USA), 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

Comments (4)

This company cold called pretending to be “The Yellow Pages” asking if we wanted to renew our online ad from last year. They went over our details (no account number, just basic info) and told me that someone from the verification department would call me back shortly to confirm the listing. After she hung up another call came in a few minutes later and they verified the listing on a recorded line. This behavior is the number 1 way to know there’s a scam, separate phone calls, with the second one recorded.
From doing some online research, I expect they’ll send a bill since asking to remit payment to:
Yellow PagesUSA Corp.
391 NW 179th Ave
Aloha, OR 97006

or

YellowPagesUSA.com
1156 Bowman Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

I didn’t give any payment info so if they do I’ll have to contest it. For now I’m faxing them at 843-282-0035 to tell them I don’t want their service. I also called 843-282-0301 and 866-749-4104 and just got voicemail. Watch out!

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This just happened to me as well. They told me my conversation was being recorded but they didn’t record the entire conversation. When I asked if this was a renewal, they told me YES. But that portion of the conversation was not recorded. They try to make you think this is the real Yellow Pages…..total SCAM!!!

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Received a fax from this company, we have NO listing in the yellow pages at all, we are a private company but I love the itty bitty print at the bottom and I “quote” Order: We hereby certify that all information and details about our company as given above are correct and we hereby order registration at Business Direct Ltd for a term of two years, at a price of US$99 per month payable one year in advance” and the address they give for this wonderful CHEAP service Al Barsha PO Box 450676 DUBAI UAE because that’s so in the United States but wait there’s more, order now and they will give you a FREE facebook page! Really? A free facebook page NO WAY! and here I thought I had to pay for FACEBOOK! wow, what a DEAL just pay $2376 bucks, do I get a ShamWOW and a SCHTICKY too? if they throw those in with free shipping and handling I might just say YES…….

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BEWARE!!!!! SCAM ALERT !!
THIS COMPANY POSES AS YOUR REAL PHONE COMPANY TO RENEW YOUR ADVERTISING IN PHONE BOOK OR ONLINE . THEN WILL CHARGE/BILL YOU $1,238.00 . EVEN AFTER WRITING A LETTER TO CANCEL , THEN THEY WANT TO CARGE YOU $400.00 TO CANCEL. I AM SO TIRED OF DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY , ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SEEM TO CALL ME BACK IS THE COLLECTION COMPANY . LOL THEY ARE WASTING THERE TIME , NOT HAPPING HERE.

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