Briefs for May 23-25, 2007
May 23, 2007
Chamber/Bureau goes boating
The Park City and Heber Valley Chambers of Commerce, Utah State Parks and Recreation and the Jordanelle Marina will be co-sponsoring a business after hours mixer on Thursday, June 14 at the Jordanelle State Park Marina from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will serve as a fun, relaxing and entertaining way for members of the business community to learn about the state park and the marina. It will also be a great networking opportunity, Expect food, drinks, prizes, live entertainment, as well as complimentary sailboat, wakeboard and pontoon boat rides. This Chamber social will replace the Annual Summer Tourism Tradeshow and Mixer traditionally held in June. No cost to attend. RSVP’s are required and due by June 1. Reservations suggested for sailboat rides and are available on the hour. Pontoon and wakeboard boat rides will be first come, first served. For more information, call 649-6100.
Agricultural Grants scam
Businesses and consumers across the country are receiving faxes from Veck Hanz, the director of Agricultural Operations in the European Union Department of Agriculture. Hanz states that his office is offering grants ranging from $2 million to $250 million to farmers and ranchers. Unfortunately, this offer is not genuine. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is aware of at least one person, located in California, who fell for the offer and gave the scam artists a bank account number. This is a sure way to have an empty bank account.
The fax states that the United Nations Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) is sponsoring the offer. The BBB contacted the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (note the fax does not have the correct name) and they confirmed that they are not sponsoring any such offer and that this is a scam.
The BBB urges anyone who has received this offer to fax it to the BBB at 801-892-6002 or e-mail it at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations is collecting these faxes in an attempt to stop anyone else from being taken.