If you have recently received a fax from the Official Internet Optimization Bureau your first step should be to clean the slime off of your fax machine.
Your second step is to place said fax in your circular file.
We received this fax with its "official seal" and cover sheet to forward to Accounts Payable–probably because these people have money but don’t know that this is a scam. It was also labeled "Second Reminder." Since I can count the number of faxes we get in a month on one hand I know this is the first one we’ve received.
In small print on the second page in a block of small print it does say that "you are under no obligation to pay unless you subscribe," but everything else screams "second notice" and "it’s that time of year again" and "annual website monitoring bundle" as if we’ve been paying this all along.
While there are many legitimate search engine optimization companies here in Maine and around the world, anyone who tries to trick you into working with them doesn’t have a lot of confidence in their own abilities.
Since many of these companies have multiple names, your fax might come from a different company. Generally, legitimate SEO companies don’t market by sending unsolicited faxes pretending to be overdue invoices.
But you knew that, right?
BTW, if you want to "opt-out" of this offer by calling 1-888-250-7163. I’m sure they’ll gladly take you off their list. Probably they hired that out-of-work AOL rep.