Apr 16, 2013 3:57 PM by Press Release
The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting local businesses to deceptive, unclear and confusing advertising by Elite Exposure Marketing of Boga Raton, Fla.
The BBB has recently received inquiries on the business, which is soliciting locally via email and telemarketing for advertisements in a business directory they claim will be distributed at local, private country clubs.
These organizations include Oakbourne Country Club, LeTriomphe and City Club at River Ranch as well as Spanish Trail Golf & Country Club.
After contacting these businesses, it was discovered by the BBB that club representatives had no prior contact with Elite Exposure Marketing and were not set up as distribution points for the directory, despite claims that the directory would be "the private country club's internal business and service directory."
In the email, the company claimed to be looking for two businesses from several different local industries to advertise in the publication.
The company goes on to claim in the email received by the BBB that these country clubs will be private distribution points for the business directory, but this is not accurate.
The email also does not give important information such as printing dates, the number of directories to be printed or frequency of distribution over a given time period.
According to the BBB, as of April 16, this business does not have a BBB rating, as it is in the process of responding to complaint(s) previously closed as unresolved. Business Reviews are subject to change daily as information is updated.
Elite Exposure Marketing's full BBB Business review can be found at http://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/advertising-periodical/elite-exposure-marketing-in-boca-raton-fl-90061287 .
The BBB offers the following tips to avoid being taken by this and similar scams: