Today I received what looked like an invoice for $37.50 from Internet Corporation Listing Service. Apparently, I had signed up for their search engine placement service. They had a customer number for me and everything. This was confusing, since I certainly would never use such a worthless service. After scanning the paper for a few moments I discover the disclaimer:
This is not a bill, invoice or statement of account due. You are under no obligation to make a payment, unless you accept this offer.
An obvious attempt at fraud. So, I decide to speak with someone at ICLS. No luck finding a phone number on their site. I try whois:
Service, Internet Corporation Listing firstname.lastname@example.org
2530 Berryessa Rd. #912
San Jose CA 95132
San Jose, CA 95132
Of course, it's a fax number. I Google them. It looks like they've been doing this for a while. And raising their prices, too. Demand must be up.