Cuero warns residents of advertising scam
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Nov. 10, 2010 at 5:10 a.m.
Updated Nov. 11, 2010 at 5:11 a.m.
The Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Visitors Center warns area residents to keep an eye out for a scam.
A company recently began calling area businesses to solicit advertising for an "emergency magnet" or "12-month advertisement in color," according to a chamber news release. The company behind the calls, Missouri-based Premier Impressions, claims to be working with the Cuero Record, chamber, city of Cuero and DeWitt County Health Department.
The chamber received quite a few inquiries about the advertisements Tuesday, Kay Lapp, the executive director, said. She said she was glad people were looking into the issue before contributing money.
"We don't usually sponsor things like that," she said. "If we do any type of advertising, we alert the community through letters, e-mail, or through the paper. And any decision like that would go through our board first."
Lapp encouraged people not to fall for the scam and to contact local authorities if they ran into trouble with the company.