Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best of Scam 2009

Press Release


A Castle Of Books Receives 2009 Best of Stanton Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- A Castle Of Books has been selected for the 2009 Best of Stanton Award in the Books, Periodicals & Newspapers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

Of course there’s only one bookstore in Stanton, so…

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

They found our ad on Craigslist.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

They found our ad on Craigslist that had an email and business name connected to it.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

Funded by businesses who have fallen for the scam and paid $180 for the plaque.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Anyone they can scam into purchasing one or more of their fake awards.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association

As scams go, this isn't the worst, at least you actually get the plaque.