There is a new SEO scam out there, one that seems honest and forth coming. A reported SEO calls site owners that have well-established rankings in the search engines. They warn them that Google will be banning their Web site and that they should switch over to his SEO company so they can fix the issues prior to being banned. The so-called SEO lists reasons why the site will be banned, such as some bad links (that are out of the control of most site owners) and then gives examples of other sites that have been banned, such as BMW, BigMouthMedia and Traffic Power.
The thread at HighRankings Forum documents this very nicely. After the Web site owner discovered this person was up to no good, and declined the person's services. The scammer sent the Web site owner back and email; "I make sure to report you to Google for link farming. I'm sorry. Your website will be banned and you will not be able to be found on Google not even with your company name." How professional?
Forum discussion at HighRankings Forum.