Internet Listing Service Scam

Internet Listing Service Scam

A company named Internet Listing Service (ILSCORP.NET) is sending misleading “Annual Website Search Engine Listing” invoices to domain name owners via telephone calls & emails.

A client of ours received a call this week to inform them that their internet listing was due for renewal and demanding payment for this service. To further the scam, they had investigated that we were the design/development company behind their clients website and suggested that they worked with us on the listing.

This is not the case, this is just a scam called ‘phishing’ - You don’t need to pay for basic search engine listings.

What you should do if you receive one of these calls or email “invoices”

First of all, don’t pay this company (or any other company that sends you an unsolicited invoice for search engine services). You don’t need to pay for basic search engine listings.

Secondly, pass this warning on to your accounting department or person who normally pays your invoices, to make sure they aren’t taken in by it.

Thirdly, speak to us if you need any type of reassurance.

 

phish·ing (?fiSHiNG)

The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company.

Posted on 17th Jun 2015 14:21:29 by surrect.media

Tags: Online Scams.

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