I recently received an email from Sivam, an IT Business Consultant in India who would like to help me. I receive many emails like this all the time. They always go to my spam box.
However, I will often turn them into a blog post so my audience know if there is a spam email to look out for, and if an email they have received is spam.
So, Sivam sent me the following email;
Title: Update for creativecontent.company
Dear creativecontent.company Team,
I am Sivam, IT Business Consultant from India.
I found your website is not mobile friendly and not updated as per the Google’s guidelines.
If you wish, we can redesign your website and make it professional, stylish, responsive and search engine friendly.
Our Designing packages starts just at USD 275
Let me know if you are interested. I will send you quote, past working examples, client testimonials and company profile.
IT Business Consultant
There are a few ‘red flags’ in this spam email to look out for.
Firstly, it is a copy and paste of the company website address. Our business name is Creative Content Company. This is a sure fire sign that this email has been sent to hundreds or even thousands of people.
If somebody really wants to work with you, surely they would make the effort to at least use your name, or your company name?
The fact he is called an IT Business Consultant is a huge red flag. The biggest pet hate of many web designers is being called IT Consultants. The main reason for this is that IT Consultants are great at IT; web designers are great at designing websites. One cannot do the others job to an extremely high standard.
The prices are USD, not sterling… unless Sivam knows something I don’t; I don’t think we will be moving away from Sterling anytime soon.
If you see an email and you are unsure if it is spam, just have a quick check of the above pointers. Alternatively you can forward the email to us and we can tell you.