I received an interesting email a few days back. The sender isn't important - the text is:
I am interested in purchasing textlink advertising on your website Let me know if you are interested and we can discuss further details. I can make a good offer to make it worth your time.
Let me know!
No one had ever asked about advertising on VSTeamSystemCentral.com before, so I responded positively.
The conversation took a couple odd turns - enough to raise red flags.
I eventually refused politely, and then not so politely (begging, the final red flag). Compare the message I received to the one received by the blogger at phillsacre.me.uk. Again, I had a different name, but the same pattern of email domains - for me first it was Yahoo, then Gmail.
I'm not sure what these folks are up to but after the problems suffered by job boards last week, I'm sticking with the Google Ads for a while.
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