Application Fraud

It has come to my attention that a scammer is attempting to have companies believe that he is associated with one of my websites.

Today I received an email from an account manager for a major advertising network.

They had received an application that I did not send for my blogging community bloggertalk.net through their advertising interface.

The account manager wanted to verify that Abraham Walkup, the individual who had registered and requested review of bloggertalk.net was indeed associated with bloggertalk.net.

The account manager stated that their company often receives fraudulent applications through their system posing as legitimate websites.

bloggertalk.net is a legitimate website, but Abraham Walkup is not associated with my blogging community in anyway. In fact I don’t even know an Abraham Walkup.

Please be aware of scammers who might claim to be associated with your website.

If you have a similar story to share I’d love to hear it.

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