Email spam from Sam Mayor at 247webdesignteam.com

I received this spam email a few days after purchasing my new domain name. Did Sam get my contact information from harvesting the domain name registrars? Either way, I visited their site a few days later only to find it had been taken down. Bing still has a cached copy of it.

Hello ,

My name is Sam Mayor. We are known in Web design/development industry as one of the best for delivering state-of-the-art web design that is sure to make your website pop and capture the attention of your customers. The work delivered will be current, interactive, and easily integrated with any online marketing strategy. Our price starts at $500 only for a fully functional, responsive, 10 page website. It will have professional layout and will be integrated with social media.

Please check our work here

Turnaround time will be 3-4 Days.
The options are endless. Let us do the work for you. Reply to this email and let’s get started.

Best Regards
Sam Mayor
Marketing Manager
Email: sam at 247webdesignteam.com

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55 people that have visited this site have received this communication.
Have you ever received this communication through email or email forms?

Ignore it! Why you ask?

Unknown Company

The name of the company is not included in the email. Typically a reputable company will include their Name, Email Address, a working phone number, and a street address of their business.

Can you trust this company?

Have you ever heard of this company before? Do they have a WORKING phone number? Are they even real?

Can you trust the sender?

A good email system and a bit of searching would tell you that the ip address is from another domain and if you do a quick search on the reply to email address that this person or "SEO" company has been email spamming, forum spamming and more.

Is this company in America?

There's a good chance you are receiving this message in America, so the chances of you getting any money back from them is laughable. Unless you just want to throw your money into a hole, then leave them alone. Find a local SEO company that you can hold accountable if you are unsatisfied with the results.

Was this email written specifically for you?

These messages are usually sent to thousands of potential customers hoping for quick cash.

Even Google gets these spam emails

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en

Web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.

Google says:

Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.

Amazingly, we get these spam emails too:

"Dear google.com,
I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories..."

Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for "burn fat at night" diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators.

They claim they know the latest updates to the search engine algorithms

These algorithms are useless if everybody and their brother know how to game them. That's why they keep changing and are a heavily guarded secret.

Poor Grammer

Excessively poor grammar is a dead giveaway to the reliability of what is supposed to be a reputable company.

Asks you to reply

Replying ANYTHING back is a bad idea because many times it lets the sender know you are a real person and that the email address they are spamming is valid.

Communication contains suspicious links

Links can hide a lot of information. Some links have query string attached to them that mask hidden data that may give a spammer some indication that your email address is valid.

Ignore it! Ignore it!

Sometimes the spam is intended to hurt the reputation of a competitor. That's why it's best to simply ignore email spam altogether.

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