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Ian J

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Probably no connection but this is the only business forum I visit...

They probably got your email address from your website. I used to be nominated for a factoring award every year by one particular magazine and once I had won it (along with hundreds of others) I was expected to buy advertising space. I accepted the "honour" every year but refused to pay for the advertising so they eventually stopped bothering me.
 
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Darren_Ssc

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They probably got your email address from your website. I used to be nominated for a factoring award every year by one particular magazine and once I had won it (along with hundreds of others) I was expected to buy advertising space. I accepted the "honour" every year but refused to pay for the advertising so they eventually stopped bothering me.


One of my former clients were an 'award winning' retailer. You'd be surprised how many customers were taken in by this nonsense.

Dropped them eventually since this wasn't the only only way in which they were dishonest, not surprisingly.
 
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intheTRADE

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As others have said this is a common thing. Probably one of the biggest scams going.

Made up awards which they email businesses in their thousands saying they have been nominated and see who bites. If you accept the nomination, guaranteed you WILL win one of the awards and then be invited to spend anything from £300+ to be interviewed and have you picture in their made up magazines and websites
 
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Lucan Unlordly

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This company holds award ceremonies throughout the UK and across the world, has a regularly updated website featuring amongst other things an interview with the Mayor of Birmingham and other 'business leaders'. The only way I can see that they make money is by presenting awards at functions they hold in various venues.

I think we've all come to expect Spam from various sources but it's normally industry specific not from companies that purport to be championing business, hence me thinking they must have had a leg up, a list of some sort to target the likes of us.
 
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intheTRADE

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A few years ago we were contacted by some awards thing like North East Innovators Awards and told we had been nominated by our employees for the Best Place To Work in Newcastle award

We were one month old and had ZERO employees or even website. A Google Business Listing is all we had
 
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Ian J

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I think we've all come to expect Spam from various sources but it's normally industry specific not from companies that purport to be championing business, hence me thinking they must have had a leg up, a list of some sort to target the likes of us.

Perhaps but it isn't from UKBF.

I own the domain deathtospam.co.uk and prefix it with the name of each forum so I know that if I start receiving emails addressed to ukbf @ deathtospam.co.uk I know where they have obtained the address from
 
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AllUpHere

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Perhaps but it isn't from UKBF.

I own the domain deathtospam.co.uk and prefix it with the name of each forum so I know that if I start receiving emails addressed to ukbf @ deathtospam.co.uk I know where they have obtained the address from
I really hope that the domain is an example, and not the actual one you use. :)
 
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    Perhaps but it isn't from UKBF.

    I own the domain deathtospam.co.uk and prefix it with the name of each forum so I know that if I start receiving emails addressed to ukbf @ deathtospam.co.uk I know where they have obtained the address from
    I do the same across most sites where I need to leave an email address has proved to be quite interesting
     
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