We have been informed by various members that a company offering listings and marketing services has been sending emails referring “The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy” in the subject or in the text of the email.
The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy has not been informed and certainly has not approved such initiative.
We assume the email addresses used have been taken from the contacts details that each member has provided for publication on the BCCI official website in the section “Members Directory” (http://www.britchamitaly.com/en-WR/members/directory).
We have requested the company to interrupt all unauthorized marketing campaigns on our members and to refrain form including reference to the Chamber on any initiatives, as we have no connection to them what so ever. This having been said, as this is a foreign company with no apparent legal ties to Italy or the UK, we have limited tools to enforce our request.
We therefore INVITE ALL MEMBERS TO REGARD THIS AND FURTHER REQUESTS AS SPAM.
Secretary General & CEO