SCAM ALERT: Local business owners get bogus calls to advertise

Callers pretending to represent all the Roanoke Area Country Clubs

David Kaplan
POSTED: 01:28 PM EDT Jun 06, 2013    UPDATED: 06:24 PM EDT Jun 06, 2013 
SCAM ALERT: Local business owners get bogus calls to advertise
ROANOKE CO., Va. -

A scam is making it's way around the three Roanoke Area Country Clubs.

Scammers called local businesses pretending to be a representative from one of the three Roanoke Area Country Clubs.

We spoke with the general manager at Hunting Hills who says he's never seen anything like this.

"It was a caller, it was an out-of-the-area number saying that they were representing us and they were trying to sell advertisements and trying to get people's credit card numbers," says Tommy Joyce.

Experts say asking questions is the best way to avoid scams like this one.