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How to Protect Yourself Against Annoying Robocall Scams

Scam calls can be annoying, but what’s even worse than those calls is falling for them. Most of the time, these calls are automated, requesting information from your account or even charging you fake fees that don’t exist. This happens far too often, and though they’re illegal, individuals and companies will still try to take your money and trick you. What’s even more shocking about these calls is that most of the time, scammers will use Google to establish a false sense of credibility and lure you into their plot. That being said, there are ways to avoid, report, and end these robocall scammers’ plan of taking your money and information. Here are a few ways to protect yourself and your business:
Do Your Research
Due to the high volume of robocalls happening across the U.S. and beyond, the Federal Trade Commission has a website offering tips for handling scam calls and a registry to associate your number with the National Do Not Call Registry. There are ways to track the scammers behind these calls, and your help would be greatly appreciated when putting a stop to these organizations. You can submit a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission on their website, www.donotcall.gov, if you receive one of these annoying scams. You can submit the number that called you, but it’s even better to record their company, name, contact information, and follow-up documentation and give the information directly to Google because most of the numbers used to call are untraceable.
Realize When Google Will Actually Call You
Google shouldn’t call you often, but an exception would be when there’s a direct need that should be resolved with you or your business. When working with a firm, like BG Digital Group, Google will likely call us before calling you, especially for issues controlled by us in your contract. However, if Google does call for any reason, it’s usually to confirm business details on your business listing or presence on Google Maps. Additionally, no calls, unless requested, from Google will be automated. You will always speak to a live person.

Of course, one of the best measures to avoid these calls is to simply hang up without proceeding with any of the requests demanded of you, like pressing a button to speak to a representative. Just ending the call and moving on may be for the best, but reporting the number and who it is will help you avoid these calls for good and help the FTC catch the perpetrators behind these scams.

No one enjoys being scammed, let alone called by telemarketers constantly, so be sure to protect yourself, your time, and your business from scammers who dare to ruin your day. If you want more details regarding this, give us a call and we will explain needed details and help you get one step closer to eliminating these calls for good.

Posted by Callie Garrett
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The Benefits of Full-Service Marketing

Parker Honda of Morehead City, North Carolina, has many things to celebrate and reason to be proud – 70 years of comfortable car buying service, winning the prestigious President’s award for a total of nine years, and experiencing one of their best years in 2016. From website maintenance and email marketing, to social media and digital marketing, BG Digital Group is honored to have been a part of making this happen with our award-winning services. Parker Honda is one our many full-service clients in which we are privileged to manage their advertising needs. Each client is unique in their advertising musts and car dealership marketing is no exception.

Posted by Callie Garrett
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Crystal Coast Bridal Alliance Set to Deliver More Brides to Area Businesses

Spring is in the air, and so is wedding planning. As the wedding season kicks off, more destination weddings than ever before are being planned and the Crystal Coast is being considered as a prime destination for these events to take place. For years, we have heard of local professionals wanting one local marketing organization dedicated to unbiasedly promoting this area as one of the top destinations for weddings in the United States. 

Posted by Cheryl Pigott
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Shark Feeding Frenzy Video at Cape Lookout Goes Viral

A few of Bellagurl’s friends from One Harbor were participating in a retreat on Cape Lookout National Seashore one weekend in October and happened to be in the right place, at the right time.

They were able to observe a rare shark feeding frenzy on the beach shore with hundreds of sharks feeding and were lucky enough to catch it on video.

When they returned home, one of the guys posted it to Facebook to share with just a few friends. And the rest, was viral history for our little coastal town. Once they posted the video to YouTube the video really took off. The One Harbor team contacted Bellagurl for consulting on what to do with this video, as they knew it was a rare occurrence. Our team at Bellagurl was able to share the video with national media outlets such as CNN, Inside Edition and Reuters to name a few. The next day, One Harbor’s phones were ringing off the hook with news anchors and reporters wanting access to the video and their story to share on news programs and digital outlets.

Posted by Cheryl Pigott
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How Adding Digital Media Marketing Videos Can Help Businesses be More Profitable

What are the ingredients to creating the best festival in North Carolina? Recently, Bellagurl was asked to design a visually appealing digital marketing video to show all the heart and soul put into making the North Carolina Seafood Festival the most successful and largest festival in North Carolina. There are so many aspects to share that we felt it would be better experienced by helping you sense it, see it and hear it. Allowing website visitors to quickly experience every aspect of your event before they drive hours to see you ensures that they’ll make the trip. Bon apetite!

Posted by Cheryl Pigott
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Bellagurl Creates Marketing Video for Duke Energy at NC Seafood Fest

One of the great things about working with the North Carolina Seafood Festival is getting to work with some of their outstanding sponsors. This year, Bellagurl was tasked with creating some unique videos for the festival. Duke Energy was excited to share their appreciation as being part of the festival and participated in a “Thank You” video to all of those attending the festival. Bellagurl worked with Millie Chalk, their Customer Relations Manager, to create something wonderful to watch and share with our community. 

Posted by Cheryl Pigott
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Camp Albemarle Puts the Amp in Camp & Bellagurl Amps Their Marketing

When a business has been around for over 60 years, sometimes they can get stuck doing what they have always done to reach customers. Bellagurl was delighted when Camp Albemarle contacted us to be their digital marketing agency in 2014 because they recognize that in order to keep up with the times, you must keep on top of trends. Camp Albemarle understands that to reach families you have to speak to them in multiple venues. Families are online, at home, and outside so through social media, a new website, and awesome events, Camp Albemarle, with the help of Bellagurl, is reaching their target demographics. 

Posted by Cheryl Pigott
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Website Design Simplified For Local Engineering Firm

Have you ever wondered how long it would take to create a website? At Bellagurl, we get that question a lot and we usually answer, that depends. Designing and developing a website is much like designing and building a home. There are many styles, features and options to take into consideration which changes the time frame and costs. When Stone Engineering came to Bellagurl to request a website re-design, we were happy to

take on the methodical process of working with a team of engineers. Stone Engineering wanted a simple, clean website that was SEO rich and allowed people to find everything they needed quickly. Their needs were much different than those of a business interested in e-commerce or events. Yes, they still want to catch leads but they also wanted to inform and educate, which were high priorites. Because this company knew exactly what they wanted, had their content ready to go (with just some SEO editing on our part), and had their photos ready to add, Bellagurl was able to create a visually rich and content driven website in less than three months. That is incredibly fast in the website design and development industry.

Posted by Cheryl Pigott