Victim Location 02420
Type of a scam Vanity Award Scam
Here is the text of the email we received to a generic email alias at our company:
From: Leah Murphy
Date: Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Homespun – Best of Lexington Awards
It is our pleasure to inform you that Homespun has been selected as the Winner for the 2020 Best of Lexington Awards in the category of Gift Shop. Notification to other award winners in Lexington will be made over the next several weeks. After all award recipients have been notified, we will post the complete list of winners on our website.
The Lexington Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Lexington. Our mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and entrepreneurs among the press, the business community, and the general public.
It is not a requirement, but is your option, to have us send you one of the 2020 Awards that have been designed for display at your place of business. As an Award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards. The revenue generated by the Lexington Award Program helps to pay for operational support, marketing and partnership programs for local businesses.
There are various award types, sizes and shipping options. Also, we can create a digital award image during the production process at no extra charge for use on your website or with any of your other social marketing .
ID Code: UQT-FPCQ
Click here to view the 2020 Lexington Awards.
Lexington Award Program
Additional Information: Selection as a 2020 Award Winner is determined by the marketing success of your organization in your local community within your category. The selection process does not include nominations, voting, contests or surveys. The Lexington Award Program uses only empirical data supplied by independent third-parties as input into our award algorithm. Unfortunately I cannot go into the specifics of the data we use in our selection process. We have non-disclosure agreements with the companies that provide us the data. I’m sorry; I wish I could give you more details.
In addition to displaying the award at your place of business, most organizations incorporate their selection into their marketing materials. Studies show that customers are strongly influenced by third-party validations. In addition, we will post your organization on our website as a 2020 Award Winner and link back to your website; allowing new customers to find you.
This notice should have been delivered to the Marketing Officer for Homespun. If you are not the Marketing Officer for this company please forward it to the correct individual. If you do not want to get any other advertisements from Lexington Award Program, mail a written request to: Lexington Award Program, 337 Garden Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77018 or click here.