Floods of licensees contact thePublican.com over scams

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Floods of licensees have contacted thePublican.com claiming they have been ripped off by rogue advertising companies. Following The Publican's...

Floods of licensees have contacted thePublican.com claiming they have been ripped off by rogue advertising companies.

Following The Publican's exclusive story last week many say they have received calls from companies asking them to advertise in charity publications.

We revealed licensees were being targeted by rogue companies offering advertisements for magazines they claim are for the emergency services.

However, the scam is much wider with companies selling bogus advertising in publications which they say go to school children to raise awareness of safety and drug issues.

Mick Cuff, licensee of the Middlecroft in Gosport, thanked thePublican.com for saving him for being scammed. He was offered advertising for a child safety awareness magazine which goes to local schools.

"I saw the story and asked them to send me a distribution list," he said.

"They were very vague about it. The way they come over it's very hard to refuse the support."

If you think you have been hit by one of these scams let us know by emailing michellep@thepublican.com

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