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#1 Powermaniac7

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:50 AM

Hi all,

Just noticed in General Chat the repeated new threads one after the other by the user essentialoilsite. I believe it is another one of those damn marketing bots or just someone trying to earn a quick buck spamming advertisement.

Anyway just thought you might want to know if you didn't notice. Mainly looking at you mods >.>

Can't tell whether it has be banned yet browsing on my phone...

Damn bots getting loose got to keep an eye on them... >.> <.< >.>

Powermaniac

Edit: Shit I spelt loose wrong didn't notice till afterwards. :facepalm:

Edited by Powermaniac7, 24 November 2011 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:22 PM

I dont think it's a bot.......


dns records of this website point to this email: tesla_v@msn.com

digging more, I found that the email address tesla_v@msn.com has also registered other websites. The full contact info on said DNS records:

Registrant:
Michael Vincent
834 W Mattea Ln
Sprigvillue, Utah 84663
United States


Technical Contact:
Vincent, Michael tesla_v@msn.com
834 W Mattea Ln
Sprigvillue, Utah 84663
United States
8013675308


After doing a little 411 I found his phone number (801) 367-1488

and 411 confirmed that his job is "rockey mountain oils"


his wife (most likely) http://www.manta.com.../leah-e-vincent

aaaaand here's a picture of his house for good measure


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possible google support forum account: http://www.google.co...316647389&hl=en
possible ebay account: http://myworld.ebay.com/tesla_v/

...

looks like he's been making shill buys from himself too based on the feedback from THIS ebay user: http://myworld.ebay....ckymountainoils (ebay store: http://stores.ebay.c...y-Mountain-Oils)


for some reason I feel the need to ask him about his childhood pets...

Edited by Afterm4th, 25 November 2011 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

even more info:


right from his website:

Address:
Rocky Mountain Oil LLC
376 W. 400 S. STE 1
Springville, UT 84663

Telephone Support
Toll Free: 1-866-493-8159
Local: 801-367-1488

Fax: 801-406-0150




.. he pays for the toll free number.. ima give him a call


he uses the compilot voice portal.


edit: StankDawg, if you read this; i've asked him nicely to remove the spam from the forums. If you remove it, please let us know as I would like to know if he will comply with my very polite request.

Edited by Afterm4th, 26 November 2011 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

he replyed:

Michael Vincent
NOV 27, 2011 | 06:42PM MST
i went to the link and it does not let me see anything without signing up. can you take a screen shot or copy and paste what is there. i don't think it is us, but i did hire an soe team a while back so i would love to make sure they are not spamming.



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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

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Ya they don't get until Monday,

I have searched essential oils, and i can't see the posts, can you tell me the email they used to see if it is one i recognize, or possible it is competition. If it is me or someone i'm paying we will take care of it as I hate spam myself.

Michael



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ok i registered and can now see the posts, yes they do point to my site. can you tell more of the person that registered, and what i the email the signed up with ?

while RockyMountainOils.com is mine I did not allow those posts and have already started trying to find out if anyone related or working for me did it. Thank you for the heads up and I will keep looking into this. the seo was just some guy I found on elance




stankdawg: can you disclose the email address that was used to sign up the spammer?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:36 AM

Okay it isn't a bot but a hired spammer -.-

The guy seems nice enough though, although it could just be a visage but as long as he gets rid of the spam I have no reason to judge him considering I don't even know him.

Anyway I forgot you guys could find people so easily...Dare I ask how you did that or was it just a google search of the spammers email address?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:55 AM

dropping docs is our specialty...

essentialoilsite@yahoo.com and it registered from 112.206.132.157

Obviously set up specifically for spamming.

And this is a beautiful uncovering of how shady a lot of these SEO companies are. They just SPAM the hell out of tons of sites and call that SEO. It is not. It is spamming and it does your companies reputation more harm than good.

Respect to the owner for acknowledging it and I hope he goes after the company that is harming his reputation when they were supposed to be helping it. I would request that he tell us the name of the company/person who is claiming that being a scum of the Earth SPAMMER is legitimate SEO services so that he/they are immediately discredited so that they cannot do this to someone else again.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:44 PM

that IP is from the Philippines.


I urge mr Tesla V to take a look at this google link:


http://www.google.ca...iw=1400&bih=895

Please also look at what pipl found on this email addres:

http://pipl.com/deta...lsite@yahoo.com






Your "SEO" guy is spamming all over the internet.

Would you care to disclose who exactly this person is?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:07 PM

Woah major spam, that also links that email address to his name, address, everything creepy.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

sorry guys the holidays were Crazy. I looked a few times for response to personal message and didn't see one, i think i have one now. I have fired the guys that worked for me. he does not have an official company. or web site i found him on bestjobs.ph I think it might be one of the employee's i had him fire, but in any case i have let them all go, i think i'll try a local company called orange soda. now how do i go about cleaning up stuff that uses my info ?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

that IP is from the Philippines.


I urge mr Tesla V to take a look at this google link:


http://www.google.ca...iw=1400&bih=895

Please also look at what pipl found on this email addres:

http://pipl.com/deta...lsite@yahoo.com






Your "SEO" guy is spamming all over the internet.

Would you care to disclose who exactly this person is?


the google link is bring up blank page, the 2nd link is very informative. thank you.

Now that i have seen the ip and email I want to make sure it was him (or someone he hired) looking into it now.

Edited by tesla_v, 02 January 2012 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Ok so yes it was someone Rad hired. I have fired the whole team.

SO NOW, the question is... what is the best way to clean up the web so my company is not assiscated with spam ?

Thanks again for the help.

Michael




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