Business owners provide their corporate email address in transactions every day. This leads to your email ending up on lists that are bought and sold for email marketing.
You may receive emails with offers for websites, display advertising or simply to increase your social media following. These emails are often well written at first glance and seem genuine. However, after another look you'll notice errors in grammar and context. Below is an example that made its way into one of our clients inbox. It seems to be a real opportunity to grab up banner ads on the Wall Street Journal. It is unsolicited spam. This company also operates under another spam-sending company called Web Windows and they are operated overseas.
One of the benefits of working with a company like Digital Lately, Inc. is that when these "opportunities" are forwarded to us we can immediately advise you of the spam.
You want to make sure you refrain from clicking ANY links in these emails (including the "unsubscribe" link at the very bottom.) Simply mark the communication as spam or junk in your email program.
An overview of common scams targeting small business owners can be downloaded from the FTC by clicking here.
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