SOURCE: Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages

Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages

January 08, 2010 18:12 ET

Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages Alerts Small Business Owners to Fraudulent Activity

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) -


WHAT:      In response to recent customer service inquiries, Hawaiian
           Telcom Yellow Pages is encouraging small business owners to be
           on alert for a company that is approaching Hawaiian Telcom
           Yellow Pages customers using a deceptively similar name,
           HawaiianTel YP. That company has been contacting small
           businesses in Hawaii and following up with falsified invoices
           for continued service. Customers are being directed to a Web
           site, www.HawaiianTel-YP.com, that is unrelated to Hawaiian
           Telcom Yellow Pages' Web site, www.HTYellowPages.com.

           HawaiianTel YP is not affiliated with Hawaiian Telcom or
           Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages. Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages
           customers should treat any phone calls or e-mails coming
           from HawaiianTel YP with extreme caution. We advise customers
           to be vigilant about protecting their personal information to
           avoid fraud. Customers are urged to report any suspicious phone
           calls immediately to our Customer Service department at 
           808-591-7500 or 866-813-0745. Concerns can also be emailed
           to customer.relations@theberrycompany.com. Customers may also
           report any suspicious calls to the Hawaii Department of Commerce
and
           Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection
           (www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp).

           Additional information on how to recognize false invoices can be
           found by visiting the Yellow Pages Association Web site at
           www.ypassociation.org.

INQUIRIES: For more information about this alert, please contact Nelia
           Visitacion at 808-591-7430, or Pat Nichols at 303-867-1651.

ABOUT HAWAIIAN TELCOM YELLOW PAGES: The Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages is published by HYP Media Finance LLC, a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Local Insight Media Holdings, Inc., which through its operating subsidiaries and affiliates provides lead-generating directory and local search solutions for approximately 340,000 businesses in the U.S. and the Caribbean. The Local Insight Media group owns and operates six yellow pages and local search companies, including The Berry Company LLC, which it acquired in April 2008. Now the fifth-largest directory publisher in the United States, the Local Insight Media group provides print and online directories in 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, generating approximately $700 million in 2008 pro forma annual revenue. It is also the largest provider of outsourced directory services to incumbent telephone companies in the United States. For more information, please see www.localinsightmedia.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Nelia Visitacion
    Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages
    808-591-7430
    Email Contact

    Pat Nichols
    Local Insight Media
    303-867-1651
    Email Contact