New Type Of Spam: Partnership Proposal - Domain Magnate

New Type Of Spam: Partnership Proposal

I’ve been getting these emails by the dozens lately. A new spam/scam type is out: partnership proposal emails. I’m still not sure what they want as they never seem to answer when you reply back, but here are some of the emails:

Hello,

I just came across your website – wcasinos.net and I want to ask if I can sponsor a text link on your website.

Please e-mail me back and I will send you additional information.

Best Regards,

Todd McGregor

Advertising Consultant

Business Development Department

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Dear Webmaster,

My name is Sandra Stevens and on behalf of Promotion-onweb, I am pleased to advise you of a great opportunity for your website .

I would like to introduce you with some of our clients that are interested in advertising on your site.

If you are interested, please let me know and I will be happy to send you further information.

I am looking forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,

Sandra Stevens

Advertising Consultant

Business Development Department

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Hello,

I just came across your website and I want to ask if I can purchase a text link on your website.

Please e-mail me back and I will send you additional information.

Best Regards,

Todd McGregor

Advertising Consultant

Business Development Department

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There is a discussion thread about this here, it seems they mostly target casino and gambling sites. This is very strange and makes no sense. If they wanted you to add links they’d at least mention their site. When replying to them you see a weird automated gmail address, like [email protected]

Any ideas?

12 Replies to “New Type Of Spam: Partnership Proposal”

  1. All have the same intention post an anchor (text link) in your site to improve the link popularity of the advertised site and this way improve their search engine rankings.

  2. Yeah I got a reply from one of the emails, apparently they want to buy a link for one of their gambling sites. Will see how it goes.

  3. Hi,

    I have been getting these too and did some research. Looks like this is a new type of scam. Here is the e-mail I received along with the details on this scam:

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    Hello,

    I just came across your website – archisdeals.com and I want to ask if I can purchase a text link on your website.

    Please e-mail me back and I will send you additional information.

    Best Regards,

    Todd McGregor

    Advertising Consultant

    Business Development Department

    If you do not respond to this email you will not receive any additional emails from us. To permanently delete yourself from our list, simply reply to this with a blank email and you will not receive any communication from us in the future.

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    What these people do is end up offering you a very large sum of money for a text link ad on your site…usually around $2000. They send you a check and accidentally pay a lot extra. You end up getting a check for $3000 and they ask you to send back the extra money that they “accidentally” included. So you send back the extra money then the check ends up bouncing and you are left $1000 in the hole. I guess the types of checks they send can take up to 1 year to bounce. Here is a link to the story:

    link

  4. thanks for the info Mike!

    I was actually negotiating it with this Todd, which I’m sure is a fake name.

    It did look very fishy: reply email address is a random gmail and is different from the address displayed at first and the names seem to vary also. And of course the fact that they sent huge amounts of emails to pretty much any site.

  5. I’ve received two requests so far. One is asking me to add a casino related link to my site for $5 per month. They will pre-pay for 3 months via paypal. I seriously doubt it’s a real offer – the email address is very suspicious.

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