Intercontinental Finance — Publication scam
Lawyers in our firm have been approached by a number of purportedly "leading industry magazines" published in the UK, but they do not actually exist. They contact us telling us we have been named a leading firm in whichever practice area, and that to get our award mentioned we have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a profile. So, if we don't pay we don't get a mention...how reputable is that? Any tiny unknown firm can be named a "Best Firm" as long as they pay up. Other magazines are Deal Makers Monthly, Acquisition Finance, Finance Monthly, Global Industry Partners. All their websites are bare-bones - no content, only information on how to pay them to advertise. Any articles are actually links to other websites - BBC, Reuters...real publishers. Go to whois.net and look up their domains...you will see that they are all registered by the same large scale domain name registrar that focuses on internet marketing. And they all came into existence less than a year ago.