Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:14 pm
Even though my site does not have a lot of pages and I do not enjoy a lot of traffic, I get the occasional advertising enquiry and I noticed something weird about these queries:
a) They all come from same domain, i.e. email ((at the domain)) bzadverts.com
b) They never contact me from the 'contact me' page on my website but send an email to my personal email id.
I would like to know if it is possible for anyone to get access to personal email ids of site owners. Or is it likely that these are spams? When I reply asking for more details (like where they might have got hold of my personal email id from, they never revert). For one of these, I had sent an email to the company the sender claimed he represented but I never got a response. When I told the sender of the email that his company did not acknowledge that they were really interested in advertising on my website he said that was because he is from a different department (marketing) from the one where I contacted them (from their website).
It feels good when someone writes "your site looks professional and trustworthy" and asks for a 3/6/9/12 month quote (which I have no idea about!) but at the same time I feel skeptical.
Any advice is much appreciated.