…Unfortunately, this is a scam!
I received this unsolicited email this morning:
I am pleased to announce that Mockingbird Bay Resort has been selected for the 2010 Best of Mountain Home Award in the Resort Hotel category by the US Commerce Association.
In recognition of your achievement, a 2010 Best of Mountain Home Award has been designed for display at your place of business. You may arrange to have your award sent directly to Mockingbird Bay Resort by following the simple steps on the 2010 Best of Mountain Home Award order form. Simply copy and paste this link into your browser to receive your award:
Each year, the US Commerce Association (USCA) identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Also, a copy of the press release publicizing the selection of Mockingbird Bay Resort has been posted on our website. The USCA hereby grants Mockingbird Bay Resort a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display this press release in any media formats and through any media channels.
An Award Code has been assigned to your company that can be used on our website for quick access to your award information and press release.
Your Award Code is: XXX
Board Of Review
US Commerce Association
The intended recipient of this notification is the Marketing Director for Mockingbird Bay Resort. If you have received this email in error please forward it to the intended recipient. If you do not wish to receive further advertisements from USCA, please mail a written request to: US Commerce Association, 225 Park Ave. S., Suite 22935, New York, NY 10003 or simply click to opt-out.
Funded by businesses who have fallen for the scam and paid $180 for the plaque.
Don’t fall for it.