Spammers: Murphy Consulting

You’ll have picked up from previous posts, I really don’t like spam. Running a website with a contact form I get a fair bit but occasionally I get spammed by what otherwise looks to be a reputable company and I have to call them out on it.

At Murphy Consulting ( their number one goal is to create a mutually beneficial relationship with their partner, keep them happy and earn repeat business.

The spamming itself has been outsourced to the Philippines. Which itself is worrying for anyone taking-up Murphy Consulting as a web designer/developer or SEO agency. Brian Murphy at Murphy Consulting is already well known as a spammer. They are also known for ignoring SPAM warnings and violating terms of use of websites like this example.

If their own marketing capabilities are anything to go by they are best avoided.

I tried contacting Murphy Consulting via their Facebook and the Twitter account of another company that shares their office. Patrick Murphy and Brian Murphy are yet to respond to requests for help.

No response this far.

Spammers: Lee Andrew Meranda

I’ve been getting spammed by a company called The Compensation Specialist. They are a personal injury outfit. I’m not sure how they got my email but I didn’t subscribe and we don’t have an existing relationship, both are required for a UK company to send unsolicited email marketing material.

The rules on electronic mail marketing are in regulation 22. In short, you must not send electronic mail marketing to individuals, unless:

  • they have specifically consented to electronic mail from you; or
  • they are an existing customer who bought (or negotiated to buy) a similar product or service from you in the past, and you gave them a simple way to opt out both when you first collected their details and in every message you have sent.

You must not disguise or conceal your identity, and you must provide a valid contact address so they can opt out or unsubscribe.

I can’t seem to find any online or email contact details so might have to send this post out to him at his registered address.

Edit: Found an email address for one of Lee’s other companies, I’ll email there to find out wasssup.

The link in the spam email directs through to a contact form, which handily includes Mr Meranda’s companies record with the Crisis Management Regulator.

The Claims Regular provides an outline of Lee’s organisations. I’ll see if I can contact him through one of those.

Other trading names include: UK Claim Experts, Accident Compensation Alliance, 60 Second Claim, UK Claim Lawyers, Nationwide Injury Lawyers, Smart Compensation

Spammers: Accurate Media Solutions and video domination marketing

Accurate Media Solutions is a digital marketing company or sorts in the United States.

Accurate Media Solutions

They actually specialise in everything Video. Whether you are attempting to market your business with a video or simply have a video produced and branded. What they do is then dominate your market with video! Steve Marks is the internet marketing genius behind Accurate Media Solutions, the audio-visual phenomenon that it is.

Video Domination Marketing

Automated emails are sent via unsuspecting contact forms on websites directing customers to a range of landing pages where customers are told the virtues of Steve’s skill-set in Video Domination Marketing.

Accurate Media Solutions Review

However, everything is not rosy in the word of internet domination. For Accurate Media Solutions, at least, the videos don’t actually result in the type of domination required. Instead, Accurate Media Solutions resorts to spamming companies looking for business.

Their aggressive unsolicited email marketing campaign and apparent lack of understanding of the basics of good practice means I stayed well clear, apart from trying to get them to stop spamming me. They have.

I would recommend staying clear anyway, unless you want an angry web developer picking apart your own digital marketing strategy.