Spreading Their Word

We would like to acknowledge some of our supporters and spread some of their knowledge and ideas, in hopes to encourage others to follow in their direction. These organizations have supplied us with editorials and tips to keep our readers up to date on the issues that matter. We take pride in the relationships we have built with them and hope to add more names to the list.

WARNING: Crimesense name being used by scammers to defraud local businesses

It has come to our attention that businesses in the Ottawa area are being harassed by calls from individuals who are soliciting advertising sales claiming to be affiliated with Vantage Publishing Group and Crimesense Magazine. According to clients who have contacted us, these individuals refer to their product as a “police magazine”. They exhibit rude and aggressive behaviour on the phone. In one instance an individual by the name of “Matt Green” phoned a prospective business using a private number and attempted to secure advertising support for a “police magazine”. Once the business agreed he gave them Vantage Publishing Group’s phone number and arranged to pick up payment.

Vantage Publishing Group takes this situation very seriously. We are not affiliated with a “police magazine” or “Matt Green”. This is a blatant misrepresentation of our company name and magazine.

Our sales staff treats every interaction with our clients with the highest respect and professionalism. All advertising purchased through Vantage Publishing is done in our office using land lines and the number appears on caller display. All sales are confirmed by email and hard copy. We will never insist on picking up payment.

To ensure you are interacting with a person representing Crimesense Magazine or Vantage Publishing Group consider the following:

If you have committed to advertise in the “police magazine” and believe that you have been defrauded please make every effort to cancel any cheques or credit card transactions with your bank and call the Ottawa Police fraud division at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433.

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