Business scam alert

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Trading Standards is warning businesses of an advertising scam involving selling space in directories and publications.

Officers have heard from businesses who have been contacted out of the blue and told they previously agreed to place an advert and that payment is outstanding.

When the person receiving the call explains they have no record of the order, they are told a colleague agreed it or that the order was placed several months ago.

In some cases, tape recordings of conversations are played where it sounds like someone at the business is agreeing to the advert, when that person was led to believe they were simply agreeing to receive further information.

If your business is targeted, you can contact Trading Standards for advice on 0345 0455206.