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By Lou Marzeles

Businesses getting emailed by vanity award program


SBCA email content

YOU TOO CAN BE BEST OF BUSINESS: This email is being sent to businesses all over the country, including Klickitat County. In this case, it was customized for The Sentinel. The email advertises your business has been granted a prestigious recognition award, which is all yours for nothing more than a sizable amount of money.

Area businesses are being inundated with email messages telling them they've been awarded a prestigious recognition. All they need to do to get their shiny "Best of Business" plaque is send in a check for anywhere between $67 and $80.

The award purports to be given by the Small Business Community Association (SBCA). The email message notifying "winning" businesses says. "To become a more active part of this elite community of small business owners that comprise less than 1 percent of total business owners in the United States, please follow this link." The link in question then takes the "winner" to an "Acceptance Wizard" that takes all the pertinent information to receive the plaque.


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