Capricorn & partners law firm warns industry book rip off by technicians known publishers due to recent events. “They promise a free premium listing” or ask for a seemingly non-matching “then they send expensive bills: Rogue industry book publishing with dubious business practices currently attempting to collect primarily at small – and medium-sized enterprises. Mostly those concerned by fax or E-Mail receive offers, but also by personal visits by representatives for entries in online business directories or similar register. In many cases, appropriate provider while faking an existing contractual relationship or give the appearance of a State institution and claim that the company is legally obliged to register in a business directory. But regularly turn to these free offers after a short time as a fraud or scam, why also Chambers of Commerce and chambers of Commerce currently reinforced before relevant address book publishers and their Warning practices. The financial consequences of the YellowPages rip-offs can be significant. Often entrepreneurs go without knowing the fine print,”did your signature, a long-term payment obligations.
In a recent case, a Publisher requires more than 1,500 euro for a two-year contract. The industry book entries created for this price prove useless in most cases, because hardly an Internet user or potential client takes all the advertised company on the Internet. Capricorn & partners law firm represents several damaged businesses and examines its legal position in relation to relevant providers, such as for example the HAS Verlag GmbH & co. KG, the point Swiss advertising Ltd., the Belmonte media concept S.L. and GWE business information GmbH and other publishers. According to current case-law of the Bundesgerichtshof by July 2012, the starting point for undertaking has improved considerably: for example a payment clause was to be inconspicuous in the contract placed, does not apply these according to the BGH according to 305 c para 1 BGB as the subject of the contract and is therefore not legally binding. Companies that legally want to sit the fight against fraud and involuntary payment obligations, will be advised by telephone and Germany represented Capricorn & partners by lawyers. The firm accompanies clients to challenge any requests for payment and cooperates closely with the responsible Chambers of industry and commerce. Capricorn & partners law firm has also set up an information page on the topic of business directory scam for undertaking.