E.C.G., S.L.

An offshoot of the notorious European City Guide

Trading as: Industry and Commerce 2006 / Industrie En Handel 2006 / Commerce Et Industrie 2006

Industry and Commerce 2007 / Industrie En Handel 2007 / Commerce Et Industrie 2007

Industry and Commerce 2008 / Industrie En Handel 2008 / Commerce Et Industrie 2008

Industry and Commerce 2009 / Industrie En Handel 2009 / Commerce Et Industrie 2009

Page Originally Published 21st March 2006 - Last Updated 27th July 2009

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In February 2006 we reported the new trading names being used by the ECG in contracts mailed to France and Holland, It soon became clear that the scam guide's plans were grander. No longer with the ECG be a solely European scourge. The contracts would be targeted at Australian and Canadian businesses, complete with the Aussie flag or Canadian Maple Leaf at the top.

StopECG felt this a significant enough departure for us to establish a new page where we can give advice to people outside Europe who find themselves in dispute with the ECG

However with the opportunities offered by a whole new name and target audience the ECG have (Surprise Surprise) missed the opportunity to remove the elements of their contract that have caused so much confusion and distress in the past. The main top block of text bears no mention of a contractual agreement or price, the words "only Sign if you wish to place an insertion" are in a block of text below the recipients address and could easily be missed as the reader is drawn to the checking of their details below.

The terms of the contract are also depressingly familiar, with no escape offered for 3 years and then the contract renewing itself if written notice is not given of cancellation. The cooling of period is now just 7 days as cancellation must be sent by registered post there is little realistic chance of an overseas firm getting the letter to Spain in the timescale allowed!

The contract indicates that the directory will be published on a CD-Rom, there is no mention of a website.

For analysis of possible reasons for this development see the stopECG Blog

CONTENTS

  1. Basic info
  2. Advice if receive it in the post
  3. Advice if you have signed
Basic Info
There can be little doubt that this is the European City Guide under a new name The trading address is the same:

E.C.G., S.L.
Martinez Cubells, 6, 4° pta.8
E-46002
Valencia


The new directory is called
(In Dutch)
Industrie En Handel, 2006 - Register Zakelijke Informatie
(In French)
Commerce Et Industrie 2006 - Registrie Des Affaires
(In English)
Industry and Commerce 2006 - Register of Business Information


Websites: These were regestered in July 2006, somtime after the establishment of the company
www.Australian-industry-commerce.com
www.Canada-commerce-industrie.com
www.Canadian-industry-commerce.com
Any More? Please let us know

If you get their letter (warning and advice)
Then you are presumably reading this page because you wanted to check it out before returning it... We maintain an archive of ECG mailshots, so please scan it and send us a copy (Preferably in jpg or PDF format).

If you have received this contract AND you consider it to be misleading please write a letter of complaint and send it to all of the following addresses.

Whenever filing official complaints, we recommend you keep your letters short, polite and factual. If you feel the original document was misleading, please explain why in your own words.

You should include copies of all Correspondence you have had with the guide and with their agents. We reccomend you send high quality photocopies and should keep your original correspondence on file. If you have lost or destroyed any documents please note this in your letter of complaint.


If the addresses below are corrupted Please Email for correct copies

Regional Authority of Valencia

Dirección General de Comercio (Regional Government of Valencia)
Mr. Gregorio Lleó Alamá
C/ Colón, 32
46004 Valencia
Spain

Tel. 0034 96 3869608
Fax. 0034 96 3869642
E-mail: rosell_ber@gva.es

central coordinating body

Instituto Nacional del Consumo
(Ms. Lourdes Dietta)
C/ Principe de Vergara 54
E-28006 Madrid
Spain

Mayor of Valencia

Dña. Rita Barberá Nolla
Ayuntamiento de Valencia
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1
46002 Valencia
Spain
Phone: 00 34 96 352 5478
Web: http://www.ayto-valencia.es/


Spanish Self Regulatory Authority

Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación Comercial (Autocontrol)
Conde de Peñalver, 52,
1º D, E - 28006 MADRID,
Spain
Tel: +34 91 309 66 37
Fax: +34 91 402 98 24
E-mail: autocontrol@autocontrol.es
Web: http://www.autocontrol.es


Advice if you have signed

StopECG accept that you may have signed this contract in full knowledge of the 937 Euros / A$1200 / CA$ 1100 Per Annum that is likely to be demanded from you. However if you are reading this because you did not realise that a fee was expected you need to write immediately to the 4 addresses above and file official complaints.

We also recommend you go to the Main ECG Page and write all the letters we suggest for those in dispute with the European City Guide.

Other Advice
Scam Net By the Department Of Commerce, Western Aiustralia

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