After having done some preliminary research on SPG Consultants I can tell you a few things, they are not an incorporated company and it is run by Winston Grant and Ranier Narine. These individuals are responsible for for a slew of complaints in the online directory business and seem to use these tactics as a way of trying to discredit a large portion of there competitors. They either own or are involved in several business directory schemes themselves including, Data Source 411 and Phonepagesinc.com. I have serious reservations that this is a legitimate list of scam companies considering YellowPages.com is among the "outed"companies. There have been several blog complaint posts regarding their supposed scam prevention companies and most of which are negative. Accoring to one poster "Amanda says:
July 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm
SPG Consultants is a SCAM. SPG Consultants promised me that if I paid them they would cancel all my existing invoices from telemarketing companies that sell advertising. I had a total of five outstanding invoices, all for directory advertising. I received a letter from only one company stating that they would cancel the invoice. Another company told me that SPG Consultants was actually affiliated with some of these scam telemarketing companies based out of Montreal, Canada. I looked them up on their website and I noticed that they were based out of Montreal. I tried calling them using the phone number listed on their website and I would always get a voice mail and then I would get a call back. After doing some research I found out that the phone number listed on their website is actually a cellular phone with Telus Mobility. I Have reported SPG Consultant to the RCMP and they have told be they are currently in the process of investigating this company. They have advised me not to pay any invoices and to not accept any calls from SPG Consultants.
Consumers need to remember the internet has no filter on the information it makes available to people so don't believe everything you read...except this of course!