Snail Mail Shady Marketing… semi-scam

In the mail today, we received a letter from  So, technically this is not legally a scam because of some clever wording in the letter, but it is for all intents and purposes… a scam.  Here’s how it works, it’s actually a clever and aggressive marketing tactic.

Illustration 1: semi-scam

If you look in the top right hand corner, you’ll see the phrase, “MARKETING SERVICES”.  Also, you’ll see your domain registrar and actual domain near the top.  So, many business owners think to themselves, “Oh no!  My domain is expiring.”  That’s not the case.

This is a sales pitch for a very unhelpful “Paid SEO” service.  If you want a paid SEO service, you’ll need to contact Microsoft or Google.  And you’ll pay handsomely for a service that actually works.

Illustration 2: aggressive marketing

This is the website.  What are you paying for?  You’re paying to be listed on their website with a bunch of plumbers.  And you’ll notice that they have included language to indicate that they are not a domain registrar. It is unlikely this service is for you!

Happy Computing — Carmichael Consulting Solutions

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