No free lunches (or listings)

No free lunches (or listings)

Beware directory publishers bearing apparent gifts

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Submitted by : Scott Cundill of Johannesburg on 2009-06-13 21:33:11
Has anyone looked into Brabys???
Submitted by : Craig Thom of CHEMPET on 2009-06-01 18:19:54
Sounds like the fax scam which tries to look like telkom or yellow pages. Fill in your details & fax back, otherwise your name may not appear in next edition.

Includes a nice little note about how their employee Mr. x has (thanks to your prayers) recovered from cancer. Somewhere in the small print it mentions that you will be billed R1400. God bless you.

I guess it's successful, because some well meaning corporate employee will fill it in & fax it back.
Submitted by : M F ALBERT of DAINFERN on 2009-05-29 13:28:18
There are many South African based directories, often virtually guaranteeing up to 20% increase in business (profits) by using their services. If we had to subscribe to each one, we would either become as big as Anglo American, or fail under a welter of debt. The current economic climate has produced a plethora of companies trying to reduced rands from our accounts.
I ignore them on the basis that if I respond in any way, it will cost money.

There is a new approach, from Call Centers trying to do the same.

Editor's Note
It costs money even in time spent reading the email.


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