Have you been receiving phone calls from a telemarketing call center in India asking you to renew your yellow page ad? Watch out. I have been getting these calls consistently for weeks.
Chances are you do not have an ad in the book being solicited and if you’re not careful you will end up with a bill for $500 or more. If you have not advertised in any yellow page book, you know this is a bogus call. Run. Or just hang up after politely saying “I’m not interested.”
If you do have a yellow book ad, make sure you are speaking to your actual rep. It would be kind of rude to hang up on a genuine yellow pages ad rep.
Also be aware of those direct mail yellow envelopes asking you to renew your yellow book ads. Even though it says it is not a bill, some people may not realize that it’s a solicitation and send in the money to renew their ad.
When in doubt, check it out. With so many marketing scams out there, this is just another way to get your money. There might actually be a yellow page book, but probably not one people would actually use.
Exactly what I’ve been dealing with the last several weeks. I ask them straight out “Are you with AT&T or YellowBook? Otherwise I’m not interested.”