HOW TO SPOT A
SCAM EMAIL

We receive a crazy amount of spam emails, but in the last few weeks something we haven’t seen before has popped up.


CONTACT US

We’ve been contacted by a number of people (including some of our own clients) to let us know that a close variant of our business name, “Alpha Digital PTY LTD”, is being used in a spam email. Just to be crystal clear, this is not us.

Whilst this is flattering it also raises issues for us around potential reputation damage.

In pretty much 100% of cases, if you receive an email out of the blue offering you “SEO/AdWords/Web Design” services, it’s a scam. We’ve included a few hints to detect scam emails below:

- Completely unsolicited
- Generic greeting (they don’t include your name)
- No phone number, or an international phone number
- No website
- From a free email provider (e.g. Gmail)

Do not reply to these emails. This just tells the automated bot on the other end that one of the thousands of email addresses they spammed is active. This will make you a target. Just mark as spam and delete it.

We’ve included some of the examples of spammers pretending to be us below. Just to reiterate, this is not us.


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Hi, I am an Online Strategist. I’ve been tracking the success of your website while doing some research on your industry.
I’m impressed with your company, but there are some real opportunities for growth that you currently are missing. Are you interested in several proven strategies to use content and social media to drive relevant traffic to your site?

In 10 minutes I can show you how to fuel your brand and generate more revenue from search engines and social networks. Would you be interested in receiving some more details on the prospect at absolutely no-charge-associated. I’d like to follow up about this with a quick phone call. Can I call you this week to discuss your campaign?
Thank you Best regards,

CAROLINE SHORT Sr.Web-Developer Alpha Digital Pty Ltd GOOGLE CERTIFIED PARTNER

Headquarters: Office 1615, 30 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW Australia Other Branches: Melbourne | Perth | Brisbane | Adelaide | Hobart


If you do want to chat about your digital marketing though, please give us a call! If you’ve received a spam email from ‘Alpha Digital PTY LTD’ we’d love to see it!

 

Our Happy Clients

We’re pretty proud of the businesses we’re lucky enough to call ‘our happy clients’. This is what they think of the work we’ve done for them.

 

 
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Matt and the team at Alpha Digital have looked after our SEO since early 2014 and the results they have driven and the advice they have provided has been integral to our overall digital strategy. They are friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and professional and we very much see them as a valuable extension of our ecommerce team. They come highly recommended.

We have been working with Alpha Digital for in excess of 12 months. In that time the performance of SEO in our ecommerce channel has gone from strength to strength. Everything has improved exponentially. Page 1 listings for Keywords are up, Visitation has increased, bounce rate is down, conversion rate has improved, and most importantly, revenue has increased. We recommend Alpha Digital.

Wow! I highly recommend the Alpha Digital team. They are fun to work with and produced a great website for us without hassle. They regularly called me to update me on the project and enhanced my ideas to create something that not only looks great but will convert our visitors into enquiries. I can't recommend them enough.

… the team at Alpha Digital have proven to be invaluable to our marketing department at ifeelgood. They provide up-to- date expertise when supporting/managing our digital strategy. ifeelgood recommends Alpha Digital.

 
 

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