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Re: Scam warning (FW: [geonet] Bad Business) Robert Ferguson (13 Feb 2004 23:30 UTC)

Re: Scam warning (FW: [geonet] Bad Business) Robert Ferguson 13 Feb 2004 23:30 UTC

I've recently encountered another variation from these folks. After you
tell them "no," they call later to say they've recorded your instructions
to close your standing order, and just want to verify the instructions and
get your OK to send the final shipment of the standing order...

Robert C. Ferguson
Acquisitions Manager
Washington State University Libraries
tel. 509.335.7151
fax  509.335.9589
e-mail ferguson@wsu.edu

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Rick Anderson wrote:

> For those who weren't already aware of this particular scam, here's a
> heads-up that was recently posted to the GEONET list...
>
> -------------
> Rick Anderson
> Director of Resource Acquisition
> University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
> (775) 784-6500 x273
> rickand@unr.edu
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 15:37:59 -0500
> From: "Gooden, Angela (goodenam)" <GOODENAM@UCMAIL.UC.EDU>
> To: "Geonet@Purdue.Edu (E-mail)" <geonet@purdue.edu>
> Subject: [geonet] Bad Business
>
> Happy Friday!
> Have you received a call from a company called Infomatika? They call
> informing you that they have a free directory to give out. Don't fall for
> it! When it arrives they try to charge you $300+ for having your library
> listed. The trick is that they ask for your mailing address (so that they
> know where to send the FREE directory) and then you get this bill for being
> included. Bad business indeed!
>
> Angela
>
> Angela M. Gooden
> Head, Geology/Physics Library
> 240 Braunstein Hall
> University of Cincinnati
> Cincinnati, OH 45221-0153
> Tel.513-556-1582
> Fax 513-556-1930
>