Share a Story - Change the World
I posted this on Michigan Storytelling.org -- a website I maintain, but this is bigger than just Michigan.
Scam Alert Targeting Performers with Websites
(The company is unnamed here as there may be more than one. Wouldn't want to have a slander problem either, but the method deserves mentioning for the safety of my fellow performers)
Storytellers and possibly other performers are being targeted by telemarketers for a digital marketing company promising website Search Engine Optimization for a low introductory price, normally $__ , but $_ to introduce their company. Fortunately I told the caller I wanted to check online first. I'm glad I did.
I know the company is targeting storytellers because a fellow storyteller asked about them on Facebook. That's when I knew my being called was only one of many storytellers and performers being called about their websites.
In case you didn't see my Facebook reply: DON'T DO IT!!! They called me. Read online reports about the company and say: No Thank You. Do Not Call Further.
LoiS(till a researcher and am learning to do it before buying)
I sent the alert to Storytell, the international email list for storytellers and a fellow storyteller on the west coast said:
If anyone on the west coast needs help with their digital marketing, email me off-list, because I have a recommendation for someone who seems very knowledgeable, likes storytelling, and probably has room for new clients.