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  • snakeair
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    I have not owned a VB forum or VBSEO licence since 2007 and got 11 emails from that forum owner. I've marked them as spam as well. Really not a good way for any forum owner to start a new forum. Somehow mass spam a ton of people who never opted into the email list.

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  • donald1234
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    More likely vbseo sold their database to the highest bidder to help pay their debts.

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  • FreshFroot_
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    According to this site- http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/we...on-web-server/

    These 4 domains are hosted on the same server-
    menaprof.com
    vbfoster.com
    vbrewrite.com
    marcomamdouh.com

    vbfoster is a mod on vBulletin.org here-
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=281347

    If you go to their website and click the purchase link you get an error that the SSL certificate is registered to vbrewrite, not vbfoster.

    So it looks like it is the same people as behind vbfoster.
    It's sad they have to pull this crap to run a business. I mean it makes me wonder if they hacked vBSEO, which is why it may have gone down earlier. And, they are mass emailing all of the customers hoping one of them desperately pays them.

    Thanks for the info.

    Hopefully others see this and don't get scammed by these guys.

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  • Mike54
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    Hi, Don. I hope all is well down your way. My best wishes to you and yours for a safe and happy holiday season.

    It seems I might hold the record for the ridiculous spam they are sending. Saturday evening, in just one, two-minute burst, I received ninety-eight (yes, that is 98) e-mails from the prat. And the address the spam was sent to is the address I had on file at vBSEO, which is one I've almost never used for any other purpose. Considering I migrated away from vB over four years ago, you can imagine my disgust with all of it.

    Lynne, a Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well.

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  • Joe D.
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    According to this site- http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/we...on-web-server/

    These 4 domains are hosted on the same server-
    menaprof.com
    vbfoster.com
    vbrewrite.com
    marcomamdouh.com

    vbfoster is a mod on vBulletin.org here-
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=281347

    If you go to their website and click the purchase link you get an error that the SSL certificate is registered to vbrewrite, not vbfoster.

    So it looks like it is the same people as behind vbfoster.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by TECK View Post
    Or maybe a previous vBSEO.com owner started a new venture?
    Seems just a scam. A very primitive one.
    Gimme your money!

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  • TECK
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    Or maybe a previous vBSEO.com owner started a new venture?
    It looks like all emails are addressed to vBSEO license owners, I got my share of spam also (32 emails).

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  • FreshFroot_
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    I have a feeling they hit vbseo stole all the user database and then emailed them all.

    Why? because now with vbseo going offline, it's an easy way for them to make $$$ off a SEO product.

    Simple though.. hit "mark as spam" bye bye!

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  • Don Black
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    Originally posted by Lynne View Post
    Then how are they picking and choosing who to send to?
    Maybe addys filtered when SEO-related mods were marked by user in vb.org? No idea, otherwise. I don't use this address publicly.

    It's just a minor annoyance, and the spam finally stopped. But bizarre.

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  • Elyk
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    I have never used any of Mary the Greek's stuff or signed on to any of his sites. Checked the email that they got on a couple of others sites I suspected and it wasn't the same. Did use the same email on vbseo. If anyone from vbulletin wants to see a copy of the email let me know and I can forward one of 200 to you.

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  • Lynne
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    Originally posted by Don Black View Post

    ​I thought of that, but I used a different address when I registered at VBSEO. These addys almost certainly came from here.

    I've gotten over 140 of these in the past 24 hours, and they're still coming in, now tossed into my spam folder. First time I've been mailbombed in years.
    Then how are they picking and choosing who to send to? I have not received a single email at any of the email addy's I use for vbulletin or the vbulletin forums. I never had vbseo though.

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  • vissa
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    Same problem here. Spammed 60 times.
    Last edited by vissa; Mon 25 Nov '13, 9:18am. Reason: correction.

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  • Don Black
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    Originally posted by TundraSoul View Post
    Many of the email addresses and names listed resemble users from vBSEO.com. It appears they may of bought or stole their user list.
    ​I thought of that, but I used a different address when I registered at VBSEO. These addys almost certainly came from here.

    I've gotten over 140 of these in the past 24 hours, and they're still coming in, now tossed into my spam folder. First time I've been mailbombed in years.

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  • TundraSoul
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    Many of the email addresses and names listed resemble users from vBSEO.com. It appears they may of bought or stole their user list.

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  • Chris-777
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    Pretty ridiculous, I've gotten about 20 of them as well. I bit the bullet and signed up for their forums (hoping to post a message to let them know that they're blowing up our inboxes) and as soon as I logged in I could no longer see the forums.

    How the hell did these guys get all of our addresses anyway?

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