newspaper classified advertisers beware:
scam has been brought to our attention that affects our newspaper
It has been reported to the newspaper that people who are advertising
in our classified section have received a phone call from someone
identifying themselves from Ripley Publishing Co. saying there
is a problem with the billing. They then ask for the advertiser's
credit card information.
This is a scam. If you receive one of these calls please do not
give out your information. Instead, call Ripley Publishing Co.
We do not make a practice of calling our advertisers for credit
card information after they have placed an ad. This is a scam
that has been reported in other newspapers across the state.
We have reported these incidents to the Hoosier State Press Association
and the Indiana Attorney General's Office.
We regret this unfortunate situation for our classified advertisers.
As in any situation, never give out personal information such
as a credit card numbers or social security numbers to people
who solicit this information.