Hey everybody - just want to warn you 'cause I got scammed to a degree. I'll just copy and paste here the report I made to various agencies: On June 23, 2008 I signed up for a free business ad listing at http://directoryexclusive.com/ and today unexpectedly received a bill for $950 from them, along with a claim that I had used my 7-day free trial and as I had not canceled, I was now committed to a two-year listing with them. I went back and looked at their web page, and sure enough, in fine print at the bottom, it does say that if you fail to cancel, you are enrolled for two years. Nonetheless, I feel the advertising is deceptive, as much is made at the top in enormous, bold print that this is a free listing. I should add that the way I came across this website was through somebody calling herself Nicole Giavesse (firstname.lastname@example.org )who contacted my business e-mail, supposedly in response to an ad I had placed online. She said she hoped to be able to exchange her expertise in Search Engine Optimization for my services (I recently purchased a business selling vacation packages). And as a "friendly tip" she started me off by sending me to directoryexclusive.com. I did not sign anything at directoryexclusive.com (but did check the box agreeing to terms and conditions), and they do not have any of my bank or credit card information. However, my concern, after looking up this scam on Google, is that they use heavy handed tactics to try to coerce people into sending them the money. They turn it over to a collection agency and harass people and threaten their credit scores. I e-mailed them today (7/7/08) as soon as the invoice arrived and told them to cancel the listing immediately, and told them I will not be sending money. (They have not responded yet.) I will be sending the same cancellation notice in the physical mail tomorrow, to be post marked 7/8/08/. Thank you for any help and advice you can offer. Anyhow..... I feel like a doofas, but wanted to warn others who are doing online marketing. DON'T LIST WITH directoryexclusive.com!!!