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Websitemediasolution and a goldfish called Carl Johnson

Web Media Solution, Carl Johnson ScamI think I've seen it said that goldfish have a very short memory.

About a week ago, I got an email that was better produced than most unsolicited emails that I get - and as we are in the Web site and web development business, the title was close enough to that of a genuine enquiry for me to carefully open it and have a quick look through. OK - it became clear fairly quickly that it was a bulk email (spam) with all the usual tell tail characteristics that I won't bother to list. I brushed it aside, re-assured by the last paragraph:

This email has been sent as a one-off so we won't contact you again unless you want us to. If you aren't interested in our services simply ignore this email and we won't bother you again

I wasn't assured by the fact that he wouldn't bother us again (I didn't believe it), but by the disclaimer being formed in such a way that clearly indicated this was just one email of a veritable flood sent out by Carl - probably not his/her real name.


Why so I say that Carl is a goldfish? Because within 10 days, he's forgotten his promise not to bother us again and has sent us another, identical email - and it's identical down to the same promise.

Which is Carl?


I wouldn't do business with a goldfish. Too much need to repeat myself. Too much need to repeat myself. Too much need to repeat myself. Carl Johnson of Websitemediasolution claims to provide high search engine rankings. Let's play him at his own game and see if we can get this page ranker higher that his. So, goldfish style, I'll mention his name - Carl - and his surname - Johnson - and his company - webmediasolution - a few times.

Fish pics from Hillier Gardens and their own site
(written 2009-09-06, updated 2009-09-07)

 
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Comment by Anon (published 2011-03-19) Suggested link.
"Carl Johnson" also advertised Island Designs for a period of time. It was a pseudonym used by the owner for "marketing" his company. The actual name of the company was Designer Island and is now known as Peanut Media. The owner of the company used to outsource what he called "lead generation" (otherwise known as unsolicited emails). I have had experience with these companies and was extremely unimpressed (or in other words, completely ripped off), as I believe many others have been. Just thought I'd post a little warning in the hope that anyone thinking of going with this company, know to avoid at all costs! [#3931]

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