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Blog Scam Warning: Media Discovery Advertising

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to give you a heads up on what appears to be a blog scam. I received the following email a few days ago:

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Sounds too good to be true? Yes, I agree! After a simple and single Google search, I found pages of articles confirming that this is in fact a blog scam. I’m quoting from an article called “Media Discovery Advertising: The Beautiful Scam” via Texan In Tokyo

They aren’t actually going to “advertise” on your site – they will pay you to link to their client’s site. They know this will hurt your blog when Google finds out, and when Google DOES find out, they will drop you for a number of other fresh, new, un-tainted blogs. It is a scam because they are not telling you the risks associated with Black Hat SEO.

Needless to say, I will not be responding to Julie Gordon, and I hope that I’ve saved a blogger or two from falling into this trap too!

Bianca :-)

More Links to Articles Here:

Scammers and Spammers: A Caution to All You Bloggies!

No-One Must Know This Is a Sponsored Post

Media Discovery Tries to Buy A Blog Piece From Us

Bianca Bowers

Bianca Bowers is aSouth-African born, Australian-based, poet and writer who has also lived in New Zealand and Britain.

She writes stories and poetry that explore the subjects of belonging, identity and the human condition, and she blogs about philosophy, writing and personal development.

She has a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry hasappeared in Shot Glass Journal (Muse Pie Press), Tongue In Your Ear,Volume 4 (Four/Two Publishing) and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project.

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12 Comments

  1. March 20, 2014    

    Thank you. It never ends. Some people are just awful.

    • March 20, 2014    

      Aren’t they just! Thank goodness for the internet..:-)

  2. March 20, 2014    

    Thanks Bianca.

  3. March 21, 2014    

    I appreciate the heads up Bianca. Seems like someone always has a hand in our pants.

    • March 21, 2014    

      Pleasure, Bob. It never ceases to amaze me how many scams are out there. I usually get a lot of junk mail in my hotmail account, but not my gmail – so I thought it best to check it out beforehand :-)

  4. March 21, 2014    

    Very interesting, thanks for the information, I’ve not heard of this idea. I get some strange messages through my contact sheet sometimes, I ignore them all, unless they are someone I know or they have some checkable information about them. There are some crazy scams out there!
    Suzy :)

    • March 21, 2014    

      This was new to me too, Suzy. I thought it would be beneficial to let everyone know about it :-)
      Bianca.

  5. March 29, 2014    

    Thanks for the heads up :)

  6. April 2, 2014    

    I don’t even open solicitation mail. Got one two wks ago informing me the guy and his wife were giving me $2 million.

    Uh huh.

    *Shake head*

    • April 2, 2014    

      My hotmail account is full of those. *shakes head with you*

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