Christina Oxley: Global Publishing pulling scam on Colorado Hunter magazine
Area businesses are receiving calls from an Illinois-based company selling advertising in the Colorado Hunter magazine. The caller describes an ad the business legitimately placed in the magazine and asks if the business would like to renew for the 2014 publication. Businesses are asked to pay immediately using a credit card or check-by-phone.
The Colorado Hunter is a publication of the Craig Daily Press, Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The 2013-1014 publication was distributed earlier this month. All sales are handled by their advertising representatives and are not sub-contracted in any way.
This is not a legitimate advertising opportunity. The caller identifies himself as a representative of Global Printing or from Global Publishing USA.
As always, the Craig Chamber of Commerce urges businesses to evaluate all advertising opportunities carefully, particularly those selling over the phone. Never give credit card or banking information over the phone and read all contracts carefully before signing.
If you have a question about a particular opportunity, please contact the Chamber at 970-824-5689. We are happy to research any company that may be targeting Northwest Colorado and issue an alert, if warranted, to protect our local businesses.
Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell invites the community to join Coffee & a Newspaper, set for 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the east Kum & Go, 700 E. Victory Way.