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Moved this post to the dumping ground for shameless self promo.

I've removed all links to World Interiors. Feel free to join in but no more daft link dumping or self promo.

Chinese Domain Name Scam 13th October 2016 10:05 AM

Another scam as old as the hills, but still going strong and tends to catch out the unwary or inexperienced business owners.

If you get told that someone else is trying to register your domain name or brand name in China/Russia/Asia etc etc and blah blah official domain agency is handling the requests and needs your authorisation, don't be sucked in, just delete.

Unless you plan on doing business overseas, in which case sort out your own domain names in the relevant countries. 

Here is an example of the type of rubbish doing the rounds:

Dear President or CEO,

We are an agency for registering domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from MACP Global Ltd applying to register mylocalservices as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Joe Lee
Senior Consultant
Tel:0086-551 634 911 91
Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
Huajin Building, No.121, Huaihe Road, Hefei, Anhui

Looks like we have another take on the continual Microsoft scam, where "advisers" tell you about terrible problems on your PC, which you then obviously need to give them remote access, or they will get you to install dodgy applications, spyware or worse.

I've seen this telephone number number spring up a few times recently, but you can guess which country the support comes from, just by looking at the variety of websites this number is plastered across and the high quality grammar 

We had this listing come through this morning on our directory:

Hmmm, inspire any confidence if you have any Hotmail problems? I'm guessing not.

How about this..

Or maybe a Yahoo Weebly free site gives more reassurance?

My favourite part is the author bio on the right:

I don't think Joseph really works for Yahoo. If he does, things really have got bad 

As with anything like this, the best protection you can have is a huge dollop of common sense 

If you have a problem with your hotmail account, do a search on Google. If you're really stuck, ask a question on the forum, we've got plenty of bright sparks that can help you out.

Never, ever let anyone or any company have access to your computer, or install anything unless you are 100% happy they are who they say they are, and they are reputable.

Google them, do your research, or better still go on a recommendation form some one you trust.

0800 098 8424 - your nicked 

Eurostone & Tiles 22nd August 2016 2:39 PM

Hi Jon, welcome to the forum.

I've changed your email so it is the same one that you use to edit your business listing, that way your business details will show in your signature. You can login to the forum or your business listing with the same email and password.

Also moved you over to the SEO section as you are asking for advice.


My experience: I have just started a food delivery website. I needed to upload nearly 100 restaurant menus. I am not interested to pay high for this simple data entry task, so was searching for low cost outsourcing companies. India is standing top in the rank of outsourcing industry, so I tried an outsourcing company from there called Staff India. To be honest, I am very pleased with their service, especially communication.

My experience: this is a classic reason why not to use cheap overseas outsourcing 

Unless of course Rick your food website is based in Bangladesh?

Outsourcing is crucial to modern small businesses and start ups, but look locally rather than simply going on price. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for  

At least you stand a (semi) decent chance your virtual resource has a good command of the English Language, pretty essential for things like data uploading and understanding instructions.

The Royal Mail automated helpline is one of the most unhelpful numbers I've ever had the displeasure to call. ”

The 0845 6050767 number is an automated service that tells you your local sorting office, opening hours and contact number if there is one. But unfortunately RM really like us to wonder down to the sorting office in person.

You can phone customer services on 0844 474 0395 or visit the RM website for more contact options.

Happy Birthday Steve !!!! 16th May 2016 11:38 AM

Thought i'd make a change from banning people

Happy Birthday boss !

You would think with all that money they make in Real Estate investing, they could invest in some better marketing? 

Absolutely no idea why these stereotypes exist in the SEO industry? 

Banned and link redirected to this thread.

Needo Sports - spam specialist 1st February 2016 4:50 PM

Your nicked!

Hello Chris, I've just tried to do your survey, and appreciate English may not be your first language, but the survey questions don't make a lot of sense, and if you answer no, you are presented with another question which has no relevance to your last answer 


  • Do you advertise in print supports?  Yes / No - no idea what you mean by print supports?
  • If not, do you plan to advertise on print supports? Yes / No
  • What for? Your opinion interests us  - no idea what you are talking about and you have lost me
  • Which kind of print supports ? (Women, Men, Economic..)now completely confused, have no idea what you are talking about. Whatever a print support is, I don't use it, but you don't take no for an answer

Then you go on to ask for a companies turn over.You can get high level numbers from a variety of Company house sources fro Ltd companies, but sole traders and the like will tell you to take a running jump!

I've removed the link to the survey, as its confusing and will waste peoples time. Sorry, back to the drawing board