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SEO Scammers

Have you received emails like this? We can get you to number 1 on Google Your site has SEO issues Improve your sales Always signed off by something like "Website Analyst" or "Marketing Expert", but never a company name and always from a gmail address. Well there's a very good reason for this. They know if they get caught using this technique there's large fines. They're sending to an email database that'll be scraped from...

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How to reduce spam emails

We’ve all been there, opening up our email client first thing in the morning to be inundated with loads of spam emails, meaning we have to wade through trash and unwanted emails to find the genuine emails. What’s more we bet you have accidently deleted genuine emails in the process, it does happen and all too frequently.  Nothing is worse then receiving 100 emails and 90 of them are spam. If you are a...

Scam Busters: Facebook “Get Rich Quick” Schemes

In today’s Scam Buster Blog Series, we’re going to be looking at the ‘Get Rich Quick’ scams, the seemingly legitimate brands and businesses that promise quick and easy money to unsuspecting victims. It’s easy to be taken in by what’s offered - minimum work for maximum payoff, all from the comfort of your own home! But these scams prey on those most vulnerable, from young students desperate to make some money, to families...


VOUCHER SCAM: Supermarkets are giving away vouchers for sharing links.

While for many it’s almost the time of the year for merriment and spending money on Christmas, for some it’s also the season to scam others. This week’s featured scam involves one that seems to rear its head every so often- the old favourite, the one to win a high value supermarket voucher. There’s several examples of this scam doing the rounds, but the example we’re going to talk you through is one titled...

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Facebook Scam: Share to Win a High Value Prize

We’ve all seen it. A Facebook Scam that looks like it’s from a real page telling us that all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a high value prize (such as a car or a holiday) is comment and share on a page. More recently, these posts will mention one of these things. If it’s a holiday it’s likely to be accompanied with a claim that “it’s a...

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SEO Agency – Why Are There So Many Scammers?

In the world of search engine optimisation, there are many very good SEO companies that can boost your search engine rankings and help your business succeed. But for every good SEO service, there are two (or more) scammers who are looking to take your money and leave with you with little to no actual results. In fact, this is becoming a growing problem in the industry prompting many UK business owners to seek...

Award Winning Web Designer

Innovation Award in Web Design 2019

UK Enterprise Awards and SME-News Scam While you may expect this to be a post saying how awesome we are to win an award this early on - I think this award is terrible! Wow - bet you didn't expect that did you! Over the course of this year, I'm going to tackle lots of different internet scams and this one is definitely going to be on the list! I have 6 examples of this...

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How to stop scammers spoofing your email address

This is less of an issue today than it was 5 years ago due to the spam fighting efforts of many providers, but still comes up from time to time - Email spoofing. Email spoofing is where a scammer set's their bulk email tool to put your email address (or a made up one with your domain) in the email's "From" field. The email isn't literally coming from you, as they'd need your logins...

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