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Another member offering to sell backlinks to hubpage writer's.

  1. Jlbowden profile image80
    Jlbowdenposted 4 years ago

    I received an email message early on monday morning from a member who apparently has an account here on hubpages. However he uses the name of eric.lomlaugh@gmail.com as his contact information. I wanted to alert other writer/hubber members in reference to the issue I had. Because accepting this individuals proposal, which in my particular case accept...10 of his articles for $10.00 on my profile page, in order for him to backlink back to his separate website. First of all this is fringed upon by hubpages. Secondly if you accept an offer from someone like this, which I did not; thanks to some assistance from another individual. It in addition will also destroy your current individual hubscore and ranking on hubpages. I already reported and flagged the individual within our community to the hubpages staff. This info. is only to make other writer's on our platform aware of this problem, in case they get a similar email as I did. A copyscape check was run as well, on this individual and it was found that he has ten or more articles that are duplicated on other sites throughout the internet.  Here is the copyscape link that was performed on this individual. http://www.copyscape.com/?q=http%3A%2F% … -telephone  I look forward to all of your feedback in reference to this new forum post and hope all within the community find it not only beneficial, but also useful to you in more ways than one.

    With Warm Regards,


  2. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    When someone uses the contact Hubber link to send an email, they can change their 'return' email address to look like someone else. That's what this person did. But HP still shows both the new email and the original Hubber username.

    Looks like HP already took care of this per your Spam report, because I just checked his account (I knew it from your original direct inquiry) and all his Hubs are gone.

    This is why it's important for anyone to flag people who play these games. Someone might just fall for such as scheme, but you knew better.

  3. Jlbowden profile image80
    Jlbowdenposted 4 years ago


    I appreciate you chiming in on this thread I started. You bring up some additional good points in reference to this topic. And I would also want to give you some of the credit for helping me decipher this problem in the first place. Other writers here will learn from my experience, that this is a platform for writers who do not want to get involved in schemes to earn money. But simply to earn by providing useful and helpful articles to our audiences. Thanks again for providing your input.


    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      People do anything!! Crazy people they can't even target the right people.

      I remember another hubber saying that she was being paid to add a website link in her hubs I guess it was Melbel not sure if it was her, but my instinct is saying so. She was smarter than the person on the other side though

      1. melbel profile image92
        melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am not being paid to do this. I have received offers, but I have and will never accept them. I can't be bought.


        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I never said you are. I just said you received these crazy offers. All I received was an offer saying write me a 500 word article (not for HP) and I'll pay you $150. I knew it was a scammer. And another time $10 for a bunch of 50 articles.. All people got through me through HP. Just got one good offer but as I was busy had to refuse it.

  4. Jlbowden profile image80
    Jlbowdenposted 4 years ago


    Your absolutely right...many people think before they act and must either believe or think that everyone that they try to pull this on is stupid. It's a shame that they have to find out the hard way and try to scam innocent people at the same time. Thanks for chiming in with your feedback.