Indian SEO Scam Epidemic
A Recent Example of an SEO Scam Email
Here is an example of a scammer who attempted to appear more sophisticated. Now let’s look at the red flags.
The header showed that this email (it turns out many like it) were sent from India. Not really the best place for an executive of a big award winning company in the US to go on vacation. Let alone send an email from.
No company name mentioned.
No phone number. Respectable companies only use Skype?
Miller? Is that a common first name in the US?(Yes, if you are a bottle of beer)
Let’s go a little deeper and go through his email:
Hi, Dear Sir/Madam (now this is just ridiculous. When in doubt as to which salutation to use, use both),
Hope you are well (Very nice Indian way to begin an email). I am Miller(Last name without a Mr/Mrs. ?),and I work as(You mean “Miller” is working AS a company?) a US based Company. We are An ISO 9001: 2000 & Google Certified IT Company (I think they meant to say “Google Partner” but nice try) and recently won the prestigious Red Herring award as the fastest growing companies(make up your mind, are you one company or many?). I would like to discuss a business opportunity with you. We are a Search Engine Optimization firm, with over 9 years of experience.
Some Core Points:
Keyword Research & Analysis
Make your website visible on Search Engines!!
Improve your business website ranking!!
All SEO Files Configured Monthly (You mean that there are “SEO files?” does he mean sitemap.xml?)
What this would cost? (a question is a core point? Quite a faux pas for a leader of such a large award-winning organisation )
Monthly SEO Updates & Reports, etc.
Want more clients? (a question is a core point?)
Google Tools & SEO Files Created (he recreates google tools just for you?)
Do you wish to increase visitors on your website?
Allow us an opportunity to speak to you and explain the whole concept.
For A Good result( yuk yuk yuk, I guess “Miller” was getting tired towards the end), Please Email us Your Website and Skype Id & Phone Number, we’ll be very happy to assist you..
Miller (Makes me want to get a beer after reading such nonsense),
Business Development Manager
Note: – Note: If you are not interested then you can reply with a simple \”NO\”,We will never contact you again. (I thought it would be more productive to expose him”)