We are seeing an abundant amount of emails from so-called web companies offering Web Design & Development services. The companies are mostly from India and what’s strange is that every single email is from a Gmail address. In most cases a company will have it’s own domain name and not some 3rd party email provider. These emails are intended to find active emails to be used and sold to 3rd party companies and possibly for other illegal activities.web-design-scam

If you receive an email from a company offering web services and the email is from a Gmail address, don’t reply, delete the email. By replying to the sender you are confirming that your email is active. Most of the emails we received indicated where the company is doing business and in most cases it was India.

Here’s an example of the types of emails we have received.

From: shubhum sharma [mailto:onlineservices.shubhum@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 7:28 AM
Subject: Professional WebSite Designing


I am Shubhum, a Web Development Manager in New Delhi (India) and I work with 200+experienced IT professionals who are into:

1. Web Site Design, Web Site Development, Flash Design
2. Multimedia presentations, Trade/Slideshow Multimedia
3. Banner Ads, Brochures, Illustrations, Custom Design
4. Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization(SEO), PPC, SMO.
5. E-Commerce Solutions, any type of website Development. Mobile iPhone, Android Apps Development.

We are Professional, Trust worthy, and Reliable and offer Quality Service Experience and a Quick Turn!

If you are interested in any of our, please message back to me. I can send you company information and an affordable quotation with the best offer.

Your prompt response will be highly appreciated !!

Thanks & Regards,
Shubhum Sharma
Web Development Exicutive

Notice the spelling issues. You would think a professional company would know how to use spell check.