In a followup to the recent post about fake email subscribers, Update to Fake Email Subscriber Post, after working with Mailchimp’s support, I believe we have found the culprit, and potentially a solution. Mailchimp confirmed that my API key was … Continued
You know all those social media “experts” who go on and on about email marketing and the amazing numbers of subscribers they have? After paying careful attention to my own attempt at creating an email newsletter list, I now truly … Continued
When I first read that Facebook, and others, would start adding a bit to the algorithm to try and eliminate scams, and other false information, from my newsfeed I was excited about it. How many times have I logged into … Continued
You know you’re dealing with a lazy blog comment spammer when they don’t even bother to choose which message to use from the list they got somewhere, or which word variations to include in the message. Found in the spam … Continued
According to the emails I’ve received just in the past couple of weeks:
I’m actively seeking employment in Pennsylvania
I own rental property in Las Vegas
I have wives and children enrolled in schools in NC, VA and Canada.
I travel back and forth between San Francisco and New Zealand frequently
I frequent some “interesting” dating sites, including at least one that caters to cheating spouses. (Great, thanks to whoever used my email address to sign up for that at the same time my wife is across the country, that doesn’t look odd!!!!)
I am paying for cable internet/TV service for a young lady in Michigan. (Student using their stepfather’s payment info maybe?)
I shop at some online retailers in England.
Now, none of that is true
Cross posted from my Child Abuse Survivor blog, with the following further thought. This is also a good example of why which social network you choose to use, matters. If I had decided that I didn’t like the way Facebook … Continued
I guess because I was on vacation I sort of missed the big hullabaloo about Google moving to require YouTube users to sign on with a Google+ profile in order to leave comments. Either that or my mental filter saw … Continued