Monday, August 9, 2010

Topspot Promotions is a scam

Topspot Promotions is a scam!!!

About a month ago I've received a following email:

Dear Webmaster,

My name is Sherry, and my company Topspot-Promotions represents online sport sites in various domains. We are looking at reputable sites to offer them profitable opportunities to help promote some of my clients sites.

We would like to know if you are interested in working with us on this. For further details please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sherry Williams
Advertising Consultant
Business Development Department

It looked like a scam, but anyway I've decided to give it a try and I replied. They've replied immediately saying that they would like to place a few adds and promotional articles on my site and that they are willing to pay for it. I still thought it was a scam, but I've continued the communication. Soon they've asked me to place an article promoting Champions League betting on 888sport site. I've published the article and they've told me that they will pay me within next 48 hours. I've waited for 72 hours and after there was no payment I've emailed them asking what is going on and they said that sometimes it takes longer and asked me if I can wait for one more week?!? At this point I was sure I was not going to receive any money, but anyway I've waited a week plus one day and they again said that they will need a few more days. At this moment I've stopped the communication, removed their article and until today I was to lazy to write this, but here it is.
Topspot Promotions is a scam and I'm really surprised that 888sport is involved in this, but....


  1. Check out for more on this topic! I got a similar email.


    Randy Abrams
    Director of Technical Education

  2. Yeah, I got similar email too.
    I replied and they didn't...
    What a shame! I need money ;)

  3. Just got the same email and thought it sounded a little fishy so I googled. Glad I did. Thanks for the info guys!



  4. Thank you for sharing this! I just got the same email from Ann Price who was apparently in the same position before this Sherry person, but has returned.

  5. i have receive same email like yours. thanks for your info.

  6. thanks for the information and telling it is a spam I got this email

  7. I got the same email last week. Glad I Googled it. I replied telling them I do my homework and know it's a scam and that anyone who Googles the company will find that out. They're stupid to think people will continue to call for it.

  8. It's nice to know that info I provided is useful to others. It looks like they've started a new campaign because there are 3 new comments within last 24 hours.

    You did good! :-)
    Unfortunately a certain percentage of people they contact will not Google them and will reply and get scammed.

  9. I replied last week, was just in the process of putting together their ESPN ad, thought I'd check their website, low and behold Im now writing this. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. Did I say ESPN? Doh meant

  11. It's good that you shared this with everyone. You saved many people's time and resources.

  12. Hi,
    Have just received an email from
    that they want to promote bingo site on my site.
    Good that I have found this topic on the net.
    Thanks for information.