I received this email this morning from an individual who asked, "Is the below mentioned email id belongs to any of your company official?" The email was sent from email@example.com and read as follows:
From: Rustybrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 1:37 PM To: [removed] Subject: Cost for SEO and Link Building
I saw your Website its quite rich in content and also ranks on some keywords i am the marketing consultant in usa and i am having various Link building and SEO projects which i wanted to outsource in India.Can you let me know about your Link building and SEO charges in brief and also the portfolio of the websites which your company have been handled.Do you also provide web development services if yes please let me know in breif
rustybrick Marketing Consultant email@example.com skype :webrustybrick aol:[removed]
I was shocked by this, RustyBrick is such a unique combination of words, why would someone in the SEO business use that for their gMail account?
The email is incredibly hard to understand, based on the English used in the email. I emailed this email address asking if they are the official RustyBrick and they responded very quickly saying, "sorry i am not the Concerned person." He then later emailed me a gmail invite, to my gmail account?
Imitation is a form of flattery but I don't want others to think that my company is emailing people trying to sell SEO services or outsource them.
I am not sure what I can do to prevent this?
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