July 11th, 2013

We recently received this e-mail concerning a search engine ranking report.

From: “ICLS” <submit@icls.net>

Date: July 11, 2013 7:50:20 AM EDT

To: <——>

Subject: ICLS Submission Instructions – Ref#: 20193815

Your subscription has been received for our ranking reports and search engine submission services.
Please go to http://www.icls.net/submit/

Complete all of the fields in the online form and submit it.

Enter your Customer Number as:   20193815

Customer Name:   ——-

Domain Name:      truthinadvertising.org
Once we receive the form, you will receive your first ranking report within 3 business days. You may submit a different domain than the one listed.

ICLS has a help desk for customers who would like some help in their keyword selection and tips on web site optimization. There is no additional cost for this service. We are here to help you improve your rankings with the various search engines. If you would like some assistance, Please contact the help desk at helpdesk@icls.net


Thank you,

ICLS.NET – Submissions Department



Honesty time: this one almost fooled us for a minute. Other than making website two separate words (a mistake a company specializing in website SEO probably wouldn’t make), it’s more or less legitimate-seeming. But a quick internet search for ICLS.net revealed many complaints. (When in doubt, search for “name-of-thing-about-which-you-are-in-doubt “+ “scam” or “complaints”; this will often tell you what you need to know.) There are many ways to improve your search engine rankings, but providing information or money to this company doesn’t look like one of them. You might want to steer clear.

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