I get hundreds of emails every day and most a lot of them are spam as you all know. I got one email yesterday that my spam filter did not mark as spam. The subject was “Number and pictures” and as it had a reasonable name as the sender (it was not some crazy name of something in Chinese or from admin at onlinedomain. com) so I decided to open it.
As it turns out it was a legitimate email and not spam although the sender had send the email to me by mistake. They were looking for the owner of the domain name escortphonelist.com (registered in 2012) where I own the domain name escortlist.com (registered in 1998).
Here is the email (I have removed some sensitive data):
My number and pictures are on your site. My number is xxxxxxxxx here the link there are 10 different ads with my number and pictures. I have been stalked harassed and accused of doing things. This is my third time contacting this site. If I do not get a response in a timely manner I will
pursue legal action. Here’s one of the links.
Apparently someone has posted her number (and possibly pictures) to this website without her permission. It must happen all the time because the website has a link at the bottom named “Ad Removal Form“.
I searched my emails and couldn’t find another email from her is the past few months. So she could have contacted the website direct a couple of times and didn’t hear back so now she used the whois to find the email address. The problem is that she typed the wrong domain name. I would suggest replying to these emails especially if they threaten with legal action because you never know what could happen and when you name will be cleared.
This was my reply to her today:
I am sorry but I am not the owner of this domain name and website.
My domain name is escortlist.com when you are searching for the domain name escortphonelist.com.
I checked the whois records for escortphonelist.com and found that it is behind whois privacy but if you email the email address listed you might get a reply as it forwards to the real email address of the owner:
Please let me know if you any more help.
As you can see many people confuse domain names all the time even if these domain names have disrupted their life. I get many emails about wrong domain names but most of the times it is some link they want to remove from my website because of SEO. I always direct them to the correct domain name.
I hope she gets my email reply and contacts the proper domain name owner. I will update this post if I get a reply from her.
Update: I got a reply saying “Thank you sorry for the mix up”