Business owners should be on the lookout for a new scam, reported by Entercom Austin, owner of Majic 95.5, Mix 94.7 and KJCE Talk 1370/96.3.
Con artists are calling business owners soliciting ads for a local radio station. They may even go so far as to produce a clip. However, the seller is not associated with the radio station, and eventually disappears with your money.
Alan Kirshbom, the general manager of Entercom, said this is one of many similar scams happening nationwide, and at least one local business has lost money because of it.
In order to avoid falling victim, remember to never provide credit card, bank account or other financial information to solicitors over the phone. If you are interested in buying advertising, contact the station yourself using a phone number or address you found on your own.