- Hi members! I wanted to alert some of you who have your own websites
that link to other sites. There are companies now who are e-mailing
websites and claiming that they are moving their websites to new
addresses. Judy Decker and I received an e-mail from a person or
company claiming to be a university that said they needed their URL
updated. Judy e-mailed the university to ask a question and they
e-mailed back saying the whole thing was a fraud. A few moments ago I
received two more e-mails from different people also claiming to be
updating their URL's. One of them was simply asking that I link to
their site. Upon further inspection, the URL's were slightly different
from the real deal and were fraud attempts.
Here is one example- a request to link to:
The real URL should be http://www.meridiandesigngroup.com/
I noticed that someone had already caught it and shut down the false
URL. This company is seeking artists to exhibit at their salons.
The damage these people can do are endless. They can direct people to
submit personal information or credit card numbers, or as harmless as
simply put up link farms. It looks like all of us who have external
links are now going to have to check on the authenticity of the people
or companies they claim to represent.