It has come to our attention that someone is making the rounds, calling winners of our Best of Humboldt
contest and trying to sell them pricey plaques celebrating the victory. We want you all to know that someone is not us.
We’ve received a handful of phone calls from folks reporting that they’ve received congratulatory calls that quickly devolve into a sales pitch, urging them to commemorate the victory with a plaque ($170 for a small, $230 for a large). We have no idea whether the telemarketers make good on the promised plaques or this is some kind of phishing scam. Either way, we’d urge caution to anyone considering giving a credit card number over the phone. And again, that friendly/demanding voice over the phone is not ours.
Other papers have reported similar doings
with similar contests. Buyer beware.