Victim Location 21043
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I received an email saying my small business has been selected for an award but I have to pay for it to get it:
What is the Ellicott City Award Program?
Each year, in and around the Ellicott City area, the Ellicott City Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.
Do I have to pay for an award to be a winner?
No, you do not have to pay for an award to be a winner. Award winners are not chosen based on purchases, however it is your option, to have us send you one of the 2016 Awards that have been designed for display at your place of business.
Shouldn’t my award be free?
No, most business organizations charge their members annual dues and with that money sponsor an annual award program. The Best of Ellicott City Award Program does not charge membership dues and as an award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards.