August 2011

Fraud Alert: Government bureau acts to shut down phone directory scam


The federal government is taking action against five companies, who are accused of deceptive marketing schemes aimed at businesses. The five companies and three individuals under investigation by the Competition Bureau are charged with impersonating Yellow Pages Group, thus deceiving businesses across the country. The Bureau is seeking an injunction to put an immediate end to the deceptive marketing representations, freeze corporate assets for future restitution to victims, and stop the deceptive conduct.