I don’t receive many interesting emails over the weeks from my websites, but I received one on Saturday which caught my attention. Not in one million years would I have thought I would receive an email from the the Police, to be exact the South Australia Police about a post on my blog.
In early June, I wrote a post about the Marc Vincent Audio System, White Van Scam, and this was the post in question that the Police wanted to know more information about. All they wanted me to do was to call them, so I did. I want to help catch these scammers to save the money of many others.
The Police are currently cracking down on these people, and some have already been arrested for it. All they wanted to know was a little more information on how the scammers conducted themselves. Since I never came into contact with them, I don’t really know, but another friend of mine says that he has been pulled over a couple of times by people in White Vans trying to sell him dodgy goods. They literally drive you off the road until you pull over. He concluded that these scammers mostly go after old people and tradesman.
But enough about the whole scam issue, I want to ask a question to all website owners, who have you been contacted by before that was out of the blue? Have the Police contacted you regarding a post you have written on your website or blog? Or maybe it was something else, like a famous person linking to your site? What ever it is, please do share it with me and the rest of the readers here. I was just not expecting to receive an email from a Police Officer. And if you haven’t noticed, I also changed hosts to an Australian host, so that’s probably one extra reason why I got their email as they said that they can only look at Australian websites.