I don’t. And neither do some individuals who say they do [warning: autostart video]:
A Sacramento woman in need of home repairs tried to contact a company through Yelp and ended up with imposters at her door.
Local police said this is an elaborate scheme they’ve never dealt with before. The woman looked up Elite Heating and Air Conditioning on Yelp and tried to contact them using the “call” option on the app.
Instead, the call was somehow intercepted by tricksters, who pretended to be the business and showed up at her front door.
Jason Richardson is the owner of Elite Heating and Air Conditioning. He said he’s baffled at how someone was able to pull off such a thing. “It stinks that there are people that are dishonest and there are crooks in this industry,” Richardson said.
Yelp offered an explanation of sorts:
“It looks like the number the business listed on their Yelp page is the same number listed on their website. If their business phone number was targeted and cloned as part of a potential scam, we would encourage them to contact their local authorities and update the number listed on their Yelp page.”
“We do so have to shoot them now,” remarked an itinerant rabbit who happened to be passing by.