Thursday, January 10, 2013

shame on you dns services.....

i just don't understand. if you've got talent. use it. humbly. truthfully. ethically. this post is not pretty. sorry. but hopefully it might help a fellow small business owner...

 
i received this professional piece of mail this week. it looks real. so i opened it.
 
 
very authentic looking invoice. so i put it into the "to be paid file" for later.  it is a $65 charge for hosting our store's website. so i started to write the check. wait just a minute. i pay another service on a monthly basis to host the website. so i looked a little closer. sure enough. see that bottom sentence. it's a solicitation. pretty deceitful i'd say. i wonder just how many checks they cash for $65.00?  many, i'm afraid.

4 comments:

Sabrina said...

That's just not right! I wonder how they can get away with it, let alone to go sleep at night with a clear conscience knowing they're sending these out to who knows how many people who will not read the fine print and write the check anyway! Good catch, Joyce!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Good for you for shaming dns services! I am not a business owner, but get the same type of stuff all the time.

kr said...

This scam doesn't just happen to business owners. It happens with property and credit card holders, too. I know because I've nearly fallen for the scam.

quilter000 said...

Joyce it is for sure one must read all of the mail these days. I do not like mailings like these. very wrong!1 patty