Is your website getting SPAM?
Learn about these strange contact form submissions:
- These are not written by real people Well, they were at one time. But a real human being did not visit your website and manually fill out the contact form.
- These are sent to millions of websites Your website isn’t the only one to receive this spam. Spammers send out these messages to millions of websites every day.
- Don’t click on any links Some emails may contain large paragraphs of seemingly random text and sporadic links. Don’t click on these links. They will give your computer viruses.
- Do not respond These are completed automated emails; you do not need to give any sort of response. Responding could also open you up to more spam and viruses in the future. The best action is quickly delete the email.
- They won’t get you to Page 1 of Google Spammers, criminals, and shady marketing companies send out “Get your website to Page 1 of Google!” messages all across the web. Even Google admits to receiving those messages on their email accounts. These are not true. The people behind these automated messages are not legitimate marketing firms, and their sole purpose is to steal your money and personal information.
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We hope this information is helpful to you. We wish these emails never come through, but, like taxes, spam is a part of online life. As stated above, the best course of action is to simply delete the emails as they come in. If this is a serious problem on your website, we can install a CAPTCHA security code on your contact form. This is the image with hard-to-read numbers/letters to prove you aren’t a robot. Regardless, this should clear up any misunderstandings with these mysterious contact form submissions!