I received notification of this today from one of the County Enterprise Boards so thought I would pass it on. The following is a summary of the email I received:“Companies are being targeted using various media, business may receive an email, fax or letter asking companies to sign up to a ‘free’ business directory.
However the service is not free and hidden in the small print are ‘terms and conditions’ outlining that by returning the form the company is in fact entering into an expensive misleading contract.
The advice to all Dublin SME’s from the Enterprise Europe Network is:
(a) not to sign up in the first place and
(b) in the event that you have unwittingly signed up, please just ignore their payment demands, solicitor’s letters, debt collectors calls and eventually (after some considerable time and harassment) they will just go away as they know they have no legal standing.SME’s and individuals who have been victim of the scam (or have received suspicious forms) should contact Marion (Marion@dublinchamber.ie – 01 644 7235) for further information.”