Today I received an email asking me to buy FAKE followers.
Here is the email that I was sent. Below is my response!
My name is Ben and I am the co-founder of Social Media Likes. I trust you don't mind me sending you an email out of the blue.
I hope 2014 is treating you well!
We now have a database with approx 750,000 people who have joined in our online lifestyle survey. These people are all looking for companies like yours to interact with through your Facebook or Twitter pages.
We can categorise these individuals dependant on their hobbies and direct them to your page once an order is placed. Demographics plays a part in this, and will also let you specify particular regions. We now have a large number of prospective clients unique to your business so please get in touch if you think this may benefit you.
All payment are made through Paypal to give the buyer the ability to purchase with confidence.
Prices from :-
£50 or $82 for 2,000 Facebook Likes
£50 or $82 for 6,000 Instagram followers
£45 or $74 for 7,000 Twitter followers
£50 or $82 for 30,000 YouTube Views
If a new customer logs on to your Facebook page and can see that you have 7000 likes compared to your competition with just 350 likes, they tend to side with you even without recognising price differences.
A free trial is available for genuine buyers.
Assuming your company is looking to target new clients we also offer emails records of individuals interested in what you are selling. Please reply back for further details.
I hope you don’t mind me sending you this email and I look forward to being able to help you at some point in the future.
and my reply......
Instead of unsubscribing I thought that I would email you back and tell you where I am.
As a social media manager of many wonderful companies, I despise businesses like yours. I work my socks of to gain a true and organic following for each of them only for people like yourself to offer them the chance buy fake followers that would have no interest in their business if they actually exist.
I think what you are doing is completely wrong and hopefully the reason that you are cold emailing is that there isn't anybody stupid enough to take you up on your offer which all in all is diabolical.
I don't think that you will be surprised to find out that my answer is NO.