Sebastian Chamber warns businesses of possible scam

SEBASTIAN — Business owners may receive an e-mail from a group calling itself the US Commerce Association referencing that the targeted business has won a 2010 USCA Best of Business Award.

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has looked into the US Commerce Association and is leery of the “organization.” It does not appear there is such organization, according to the Chamber.

“We have checked with BBB and on Snopes,” the Chamber said in a business alert sent out to members. “They do have a website that provides very little info. We have made phone calls to the phone number on the e-mail and are unable to speak to any person.”

The e-mail sent to business owners will provide the recipients with the award code for them to order their award by phone. There are also instructions for ordering online.

“We are dubious and urge any of you receiving an e-mail like this to take caution,” the Chamber said.

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