Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Scam alerts

November 23, 2010
Yellow Pages Inc. has issued checks to area dealers for a small amount, $3.47. By depositing the check, a dealer stipulates with small print on the check to spend $197 with Yellow Pages on advertising. The company's parent firm is Independent Yellow Pages Publishers, in Anneheim, Calif. • A Boston-based Internet company,, has sent several dealers $299 invoices for appearing on the Web site of the same name. One dealer who received the invoice said he never engaged in business with the company. NetCarSalesman bills itself as "the #1 site on the Internet for bringing (consumers) the best and most trusted Internet Sales Departments in America." In all of Illinois, one new-car dealership appears on the site.


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