Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They Attempted to Scam Me!

spamI received this spam email.  Upon reading the email more carefully, it’s actually a company stating if you pay them, they will help you get your website in higher rankings in search engines.

This is from email address pipparousseau@whchcar.com

This solicitation is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration for WESTCOASTORIGAMI.COM.  We are a submission service and search engine ranking firm

Failure to complete this order by June 28, 2011 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web)

WESTCOASTORIGAMI.COM registration will include search engine submission for 1 year.  You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated above unless you accept this offer by June 28, 2011.  This notice is not an invoice.  It is a courtesy reminder to register WESTCOASTORIGAMI.COM for search engine listing so that your customers can locate you on the web.

What really bothers me is how official looking it is and it had my phone number and address on it.  They had to look it up as you must declare that when you register a domain name.  It even had a pay now button on it.   They wanted $75 for a one year subscription.  

I actually checked the domain name  by manually typing www(dot)whchcar(dot).com and the front looks like a online website advertising car sells.  Not exactly a reputable search engine optimization service company

Please protect yourself! I just wanted to get this out there as knowledge give you power to protect yourself.  Please share this with others!

1 comment:

  1. Today I have read three scam emails. Now a day, more fraudulent happening. So we should aware on that. Domain name India