Fake Yahoo Employee, Not Fake: Side Money?

Sep 29, 2009 - 8:56 am 0 by

Last week, we reported that a fake Yahoo employee might be picking up unsuspecting SEM clients. Well, I was wrong, at least about the forum person being a fake employee of Yahoo, he is.

The issue is, Yahoo first told me this does not appear to be a Yahoo employee. After I fed the email address and IP info to Yahoo, they confirmed this person was a Yahoo employee. Why is there any issue? Well, it appears that this person did not have Yahoo's approval to be posting such things in the forum.

There is currently a Yahoo representative in the forum who is backed by Yahoo's PR team. Maybe this new Yahoo employee had good intentions, but it is always dangerous for these reps to venture out by themselves in such territory.

I am not sure if this Yahoo rep was doing this out of good intentions or to make some side cash. Yahoo has not given me that level of detail. In fact, I have asked Yahoo if there will be any action taken against this employee. I am waiting to hear back on that question.

Forum discussion continued at DigitalPoint Forums.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

PSA: Site Reputation Abuse Policy Also Applies To Google Discover

May 21, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google

Google's Sundar Pichai On AI Overviews Killing Web, Smaller Publishers & Search Console Data

May 21, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Google Adds Visuals To About Source Knowledge Panels

May 21, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google AI Overviews Colors Do Not Indicate Confidence Of Response

May 21, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Rolling Out More Graphical & Richer Search Results

May 21, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Daily Search Forum Recap: September 28, 2009