Possible scam targets businesses near military installations
Businesses near military installations have reported being bilked by a supposed guide for newly transferred soldiers and their families. The businesses were approached by a representative claiming to sell advertising in the guide, and told business owners that they were part of a select group being recommending to new soldiers. The supporting materials the representative provided to these businesses implied an affiliation with military officials.
Once the businesses paid for the advertising, the representative suddenly stopped answering phone calls. When doing a little more research, the businesses found out that military officials had never heard of the guide and were not in any way involved.
BBB is warning business owners to be wary of anyone selling advertising in a “CFNR Guide” or “Referral Guide” around military installations.
Read BBB’s complete investigation into the CFNR Guide for more information and advice to take before buying advertising.