As many business on Vancouver Island are well aware there has been an ongoing business directory scam by a company that is deceptively using the Yellow Pages logo and similar name to dupe businesses into paying exorbitant fees for for online directory advertising.
The following information was released on September 14, 2011 by the Competition Bureau
Note to Businesses Regarding Cheques Sent to Yellow Business Marketing Ltd. or Yellow page Marketing B.V.
On July 28, 2011, the Competition Bureau took action against five companies and three individuals to stop deceptive marketing activities targeting small and medium-sized businesses.
On August 10, 2011, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an order that requires mail addressed to either Yellow Business Marketing Ltd. (at 69 Yonge Street, P.O. Box 17071, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1Y2) or to Yellow Page Marketing B.V. (at One Dundas Street West, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z3) to be held until the court hears an application brought by the Commissioner of Competition, which alleges that these companies have engaged in false or misleading representations.
Businesses that have had any dealings with Yellow Business Marketing Ltd. or Yellow Page Marketing B.V. are encouraged to contact the Competition Bureau.
For additional information regarding the Competition Bureau’s investigation, please see the News Release and Backgrounder on www.competitionbureau.gc.ca.
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.