Have you ever received emails in your inbox that seemed like they might be legit - but there was just something about them that didn't seem quite right? The emails probably offered services like inbound marketing or SEO and most likely make grandiose promises about getting high search engine rankings overnight!
If so, you're not alone. And you're not off base by thinking something isn't right in the state of Denmark (or wherever you call home).
Here at SpinWeb, we receive multiple of these emails in our inboxes each week. (And we know that lots of you are receiving them too because we get emails from you asking for advice about how to handle them.)
I'll put it bluntly: these emails aren't real. If they are from "real" businesses, these companies are out to get your money and run. All too often, victims fall for it because these emails seem legit, and they don't know any better.
It's a dirty way of doing business, and frankly we're disgusted by it.
So, how do you know if an email you receive is legit? Here are some questions to ask yourself as you try to sniff out fake emails in your inbox.