Sublette Chamber warns of fraudulent advertising sales calls
Misrepresentative claims by ‘Advertising To Go’ from Illinois
November 3, 2014
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce wants to alert area businesses to a possible scam. Several local businesses have called with complaints about recent sales calls from a company called "Advertising To Go" which is claiming to have a contract and relationship to be working with the Sublette Chamber on various magnet advertising opportunities. Terrie Swift, Director of the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, says this is false. The Chamber has no relationship with this company and their claims are fraudulent. Below is a copy of the alert sent out today (Monday, Nov. 3, 2014) from the Chamber to their members:
Chamber member alert:
Please be aware of a potential scam circulating here in Sublette County.
"Advertising To Go" is a company out of Rock Island, Illinois who is attempting to sell emergency magnets in our area and soliciting our business community via phone, email and fax.
They have falsely claimed that they are partnering with the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and that we will be assisting with distribution. The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is in no way affiliated with this company nor do we endorse any of their products.
We have contacted this company to ask that they cease to make these false claims and as of this morning, we have not been contacted back.
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce will always be the first to contact you as a member regarding any partnerships with third party advertising opportunities.
Please feel free to call us with any additional questions 307-367-2242.
For more information regarding this company Click Here! (Better Business Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/iowa/business-reviews/advertising-specialties/team-spirit-promotions-in-rock-island-il-32045803)
Thank you to the business and individual that has brought this to our attention,
we appreciate the great member assistance we have received.
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
19 East Pine Street
PO Box 176
Pinedale, WY 82941
Editor’s Note: This company has also been known as Team Spirit Sports. A quick online search engine search on these two names, and the phone numbers associated with them (309-794-1898 and 844-290-3318) show numerous complaints from various people. The Better Business Bureau gives this business an "F" rating, on a scale of A+ to F, and shows 54 complaints against them. "Through BBB's ongoing investigation into this company, BBB has learned that Team Spirit Promotions targets various towns throughout the United States and claim to be affiliated with the town's local Chamber of Commerce. The BBB has spoken to a number of Chambers regarding the company's misrepresentation and not one of them had authorized Team Spirit to use their name or affiliation." "Team Spirit Promotions solicits to small business owners the opportunity to purchase ad space on community magnets. The magnet boards are allegedly fundraisers for local high schools. The complainants report to the BBB one of several grievances, including, they receive no product, they receive the wrong product, or they receive an inferior product. Complainants also state they learn that the company has no affiliation with the local school they are purportedly working with."