While there are many scams and frauds on the internet, many of which you can spot a mile away, there has been a massive increase in the number of SPAM internet hosting offers. It seems that more and more internet users are letting these SPAM hosting offers slip under their radar, and actually considering them!
Surely a good offer is worth considering?
When you receive a SPAM hosting offer, you should treat this as you would any other SPAM email – bin it!
You need to ask yourself a few questions before even considering opening it, which include :-
If the company are that good, why do they need to send you unsolicitored emails?
Do you know that the email is clean? Are you sure there is no spyware or virus attached?
Have you ever heard of the sender?
SPAM is actually illegal – would a reputable company act in this manner?
If you are even considering opening the email, you need to ask yourself if you are really happy with your current host. If not, you should start looking around yourself, not waiting for SPAM offers to drop into your inbox.
While there have been many instances of people signing up to SPAM hosting offers, there have also been reports that these offers where not quite what the customers had expected. Maybe the length of contract was longer than expected, were there any hidden charges or maybe the up time was not what you might expect?
At the end of the day, SPAM is SPAM and there are fundamental reasons why companies use this method of contacting you. You need to understand the mind set of these companies, and what kind of customer that they are looking to attract. Do you really want to be their next victim?