Click here for the Marks & Spencer Voucher Scam post.
When I received that email a couple of times yesterday I replied to all those who were included in the email and informed them that it was a hoax. After doing some googling I couldn?t find much about the scam and so I thought I?d be helpful and write about it on this blog so that maybe one or two other people searching for some more information would stumble across it here.
It?s for that reason that I put the entire email on here and included the email address too, so that they would cover any keywords people were typing into their search engine. Well I was suprised yesterday when I checked my visitor stats that I?d got an amazing amount of visitors compared to my usual amount. Normally, looking at the stats, I?ll have around 40 individual visits per day but yesterday I had over 5,500, and today I?ve already had 3000!
I have two modes of visitor counters on the site, one is Site Meter and the other is SlimStat, and these do have slight variations on visitor numbers, but what is clear is that the only search engine that hits are coming from is Google. Other hits are coming from direct links on emails and a few other sites. This brings me to the question as to why that post hasn?t been referenced by Yahoo the main competitor to Google?
I?m sure that the visitor numbers will soon start to trickle down again but it was nice to have so many visitors for once especially as I?ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately. It was also nice to know that it hopefully stopped quite a few people from forwarding the email.