Colorado radio stations in small to medium markets are reporting an RFP scam similar to the one reported in Radio Ink on August 3rd.
The scam begins with an email from an Ottawa-based research consultancy requesting information on how to purchase advertising. See the example provided by a CBA member below. Be sure to inform your teams and take extreme caution when responding to RFPs from unknown clients.
From: Hatley Consultants Inc <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Aug 29, 2023 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Advert Inquiry
Greetings to you.
I would like to inquire how to use your media services to advertise our client’s company according to the client’s request. Could you be so kind as to provide more details on how to advertise through your media?
Kindly let me know the campaign you render, the time duration, and the price rate.
Revert with all the necessary details to know how to proceed to do business with you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Michael May | Sales Manager
Hatley Consultants Inc
1730 Saint Laurent Boulevard Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5L1 Canada
(E) [email protected]