Scam – Richmond Business Award (3/11/21)

We all love to win awards. Especially when that awards applauds you for having an awesome library. Today’s scam is unique. They give you an award, but you have to buy your award for $150 – $200. See the email below for an example of the scam.


From: Tonya Wood info@2021-business-honorinfo.com
Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:59 PM
Subject: Best of Richmond Awards – Tompkins-McCaw Library
To: VCU Libraries

It is our pleasure to inform you that Tompkins-McCaw Library has been selected as the Winner for the 2021 Best of Richmond Awards in the category of Libraries. Notification to other award winners in Richmond 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 Richmond Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Richmond. 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 2021 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 Richmond 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: XYZCZYZ

For details and more information please view our website:
2021 Best of Richmond Awards – Libraries

If you are unable to view the link above, please copy and paste the following into your web browser:
http://richmond.2021-Business-HonorInfo.com/XYZXYZXYZ

Respectfully,

Richmond Award Program

Additional Information: Selection as a 2021 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 Richmond 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 2021 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 Tompkins-McCaw Library. 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 Richmond Award Program, mail a written request to: Richmond Award Program, 337 Garden Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77018 or click here.

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