Earlier this month I received some spam email from Blogger Andy Moore. Maybe I’m naive but I have to admit that it had me fooled for a while as it’s very well written. The text is below.
I just visited your website and I’m quite impressed! I was wondering if you have a Twitter account for your business? If you do, can you let me know your username?
I just posted a link to your site on my Facebook wall to encourage others to have a peek. As a word of advice, I would suggest you to utilize social media sites to get more visits. I’ve personally been promoting my business and blogs on Twitter and Facebook and getting a lot of traffic from that. I’ve also been using a company called Famepack to increase my followers and likes. Have a look, it might be valuable to you as well.
Anyway, If you have a Twitter account, let me know so I can follow you and give you a shoutout on my Twitter page.
On my first read I was thinking that I need to make my twitter handle more visible on my website. Then I clicked on the link and my suspicions were raised. Famepack discusses the ability to buy followers and I’m not sure why anyone would want to buy followers. Second, a re-read showed that there was absolutely nothing in the email that was specific to my site. That’s always a good sign that its a mass-emailing and it was spam.
Live and learn I guess.